euthanasia Act

Mar 16 '17 14:23

Bart van U. was sentenced on appeal to 8 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric care for the murders of politician Els Borst and his sister Lois. The sentence given by the court in The Hague on Thursday is equal to what the Public Prosecutor demanded. 

Mark Rutte
Mar 9 '17 12:15

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has his doubts about expanding the euthanasia law to allow assisted suicide at the end of a "full life". He does not think that this will be arranged in the new cabinet period, he said in an interview with Nederlands Dagblad on Thursday.

Old_hands
Oct 21 '16 14:14

Psychiatrists in the Netherlands are concerned that the Dutch government's plan to allow assisted suicide at the end of a "full life" will put them in a difficult position, Damien Denys, president of the Dutch psychiatrists association NVvP said to newspaper Trouw.

Edith_Schippers_2015_(1)
Oct 13 '16 08:17

The Dutch government wants to adjust the Euthanasia Act so that people who aren't sick, but feel that their life is completed, can end their lives with assisted suicide. This will only be allowed under "strict and rigorous criteria", the government wrote to parliament. The majority of parliamentarians support the plan.

Feb 11 '14 04:34

Former Minister Els Borst passed away Monday night in her home in Bilthoven at the respectable age of 81. The news was confirmed on Twitter by D66 chairman Alexander Pechtold.

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