The Netherlands wants to open a euthanasia center for children under the age of 12 years. Professor of pediatrics Eduard Verhagen has proposed the creation of a special center to be able to apply euthanasia to children, and hopes that its opening will take place imminently; exactly within one year. The doctor is renowned for being one of the developers of the Groningen protocol, which was approved in 2005, and which allows doctors to decide if the quality of life of newborns with a serious disease will be worse than that of a normal baby. Accordingly, they can decide whether to end the baby’s life. Under current legislation in the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal for newborn babies until they are one year old and for children over the age of 12. Read HERE
The Netherlands wants to open a children’s euthanasia center
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