Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More Cases of Euthanasia Reported in 2007

The regional commissions in charge of investigating cases of euthanasia, which is legal in the Netherlands, received 2,120 reports on mercy killings and assistance in suicide in 2007. In 2006 1,923 reports had been received. The commissions concluded that only in three cases the doctor in charge had not acted properly.

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