(LIFENEWS) — Professor Eduard Verhagen, who is responsible for the Groningen protocol for the euthanasia of infants, has predicted that a centre for the euthanasia of children will open within a year in the Netherlands.
Under current Dutch legislation, euthanasia is legal for infants up to a year old, and for children over the age of twelve.
However, according to Professor Verhagen, who the Dutch newspaper AD calls “the authority in the field of child euthanasia”, doctors are already investigating the practice of euthanasia for children between the ages of one and twelve. “We think that some children under the age of twelve are well able to make such important decisions,” he said.
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