Belgium grants euthanasia right to terminally ill children

AFP Photo / Etienne Ansotte Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children after the lower house of parliament passed the law by a large majority Thursday. 86 lawmakers in the Chamber of Representatives voted in favor with 44 against and 12 abstentions. The governing socialists, the liberals and most of the opposition parties supported it, while the Christian Democrats voted against. The bill caused a rare union between Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders

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