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Euthanasia Tourists Flock to Hospital Emergency Rooms in Brussels

August 22, 2016

(The Australian) – An increasing number of “euthanasia tourists” are travelling to the accident and emergency rooms of Brussels hospitals to obtain a lethal injection. Doctors at clinics and hospitals in Belgium’s capital say that French patients often arrive with suitcases, thinking that their request to be helped to die will be carried out within a week. Last year 2023 people were medically killed in Belgium, more than double the figure of five years earlier. Elective medical killings are outlawed in France.

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