Netherlands to Allow for Physician-Assisted Death of ‘Incurably Ill’ Children

October 19, 2020

(The Hill) – Dutch officials have announced plans to allow doctors to end the lives of terminally ill kids under the age of 13, according to multiple reports. The Netherlands currently permits doctors to facilitate the deaths of children who are over 12 years old and and children under 1 year old. Dutch health minister Hugo de Jonge proposed expanding the country’s law to include children between the ages of 1 and 12 who are dying in a Tuesday letter to parliament, The New York Times reported.