Bioethics News

Belgium Minor First to Be Granted Euthanasia

September 19, 2016

(BBC) – A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to be helped to die in Belgium since age restrictions on euthanasia requests were removed two years ago, officials say. The head of the federal euthanasia commission said the teenager was “suffering unbearable physical pain”. Belgium is the only country that allows minors of any age to choose euthanasia.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.