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How Legal Euthanasia Changed Belgium For Ever
May 21, 2013 (By Tom Mortier & Steven Bieseman) - In 2002, Belgium became the second country in the world after its neighbour, The Netherlands, to legalise euthanasia. Over the next decade our country has become a living laboratory for radical social change.
With many other countries debating legalisation at the moment, now is a good moment to stand back and take a good long look at the results. In 2002 Belgium was governed by a coalition of Liberals and Social Democrats. The slightly more conservative Christian Democrats had been excluded. (continue reading ...)