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Oct. 16, 2020 – Netherlands to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Children under 12

The Dutch Health Minister, Hugo de Jonge, announced plans to extend legal physician-assisted to terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12 years old. The country currently allows physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill children over 12 and adults, and allows physician-assisted suicide for children younger than one with parents’ consent.

The law is expected to be finalized within months of the announcement.