Belgium Passes Law to Penalize Medical Tourism for Organ Transplants

May 6, 2019

(The Epoch Times) – Belgium’s primary legislative body passed a new bill on April 25 that would punish all parties involved in the buying and selling of human organs for commercial purposes. Violators face up to 20 years imprisonment with a 1.2 million euros ($1.35 million) fine. This law is not only effective within Belgium; it prohibits all Belgian citizens from procuring organs, regardless of where the transaction took place—effectively banning medical tourism for organ transplants.

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