In episode 7 of Better Off Dead, Andrew Denton's podcast about voluntary assisted dying laws…
If there is an epicentre for anti-euthanasia sentiment, it’s Belgium – home to what are often described as the most liberal euthanasia laws in the world. Here, people of any age – even, in some circumstances, children – can be euthanised. Allegations are made of a euthanasia culture that has become so uncaring that the elderly are regularly despatched without their consent; the word ‘murder’ is sometimes used. Yet public support for euthanasia remains high – over 80% – since the laws were introduced in 2002. So, how do these fears hold up?
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