Belgian doctors cleared in first euthanasia trial

Belgian doctors cleared in first euthanasia trial

A Belgian court has acquitted three doctors accused of unlawfully poisoning a woman whose life they helped to end. Tine Nys, 38, died surrounded by her family in 2010. Her sisters and prosecutors argued Nys wanted to die because of a failed relationship, short of the ’incurable disorder’ required by law. The 12 jurors took eight hours to weigh the question of guilt before coming to a decision.

KCooper
KCooper
Spartan Life
Spartan Life 1 months

So a mentally ill woman felt extremely sad so they killed her. If any humans are alive 200 years from now may they look with score upon the evil we wrought upon the weakest of human family during this period.

Flitch
Flitch 1 months

Damn, I mean, I'm all for the assisted suicide of someone that's terminally ill, or with somthing like locked in syndrome but Jesus, you change your mind about being depressed.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 months

How much you wanna bet, if this was done by males, they would have been found guilty of murder.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 months

Talk about a snow flake case, wanting to die because of a failed relationship, wtf, how must the guy feel knowing that because it didn't work out, she went and killed herself, 100% I bet they blamed the whole thing on him and that's why they got off.

Fin
Fin 1 months

Dangerous isn't it..

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 1 months

Emotions are fickle.... wonder how long she planned this out. If it was long enough that she wouldn't change her mind, then I get it. whatever you think 'love' is, it's always gonna be a stupid reason to end you life.

Cole Erdmann
Cole Erdmann 1 months

she shouldnt have done it, yet it is fully her right to choose to die. you can't take that away from a person and while it suchs everyone deserves to choose when, where, how, and why they die.

tsylana
tsylana 1 months

This is great news as it would've had a terrible chilling effect on doctors and patients in dealing with a private medical matter. If this had been successful patients that had a genuine expressed wish to die might not have been able to secure doctors' signatures and could lead to risky suicide attempts without supervision.

Takoda Ackerley
Takoda Ackerley 1 months

I support euthanasia, in cases of terminal illness causing suffering. I don't support it for a case of depression.

Fin
Fin 1 months

Beyond reason

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