Alex Schadenberg blog 29 May 2014
The Belgian euthanasia reports indicate that the number of reported euthanasia deaths continue to grow at a faster rate. In Belgium, there were 1133 reported euthanasia deaths in 2011 and 954 reported euthanasia deaths in 2010.
Studies concerning the Belgian euthanasia law that were published in 2010, from the Flanders region of Belgium found that: 32% of all assisted deaths
were done without request, 47% of all assisted deaths
went unreported, nurses were euthanizing patients
even though the Belgian euthanasia law prohibits nurses from doing euthanasia. There has never been an attempted prosecution for abuses of the Belgian euthanasia law.In Canada, the Québec government should be very concerned about the practice of euthanasia in Belgium since they have basedeuthanasia Bill 52
on the Belgian euthanasia law.