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Legalizing Euthanasia May Make the Practice Difficult to Limit


In some European nations, physician-assisted dying (doctor-assisted suicide) has been legal for some time for patients who meet all legal requirements. A package of articles was published in 2015 by JAMA Internal Medicine in which European trends in euthanasia and assisted suicide were reviewed.  The Netherlands: In 2002, the Netherlands had 645 termination-of-life/assisted-suicide requests. Of these requests, 162 were granted (25%), 300 were refused (47%), 124 died before the more...
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