An SMH Article on the Belgian Decision allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children

Belgian nurse Sonja Develter, who has cared for 200 children in the final stages of their lives since 1992, said she opposed the law.

“In my experience as a nurse, I never had a child asking to end their life,” Ms Develter said before the vote.

But requests for euthanasia did often come from parents who were emotionally exhausted after seeing their children fight for their lives for so long, she added.

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