X-Message-Number: 19165
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 07:06:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Badger <>
Subject: Re: Euthanasia

David, do you have a source?

I did find this:

"In late December 1999, Belgians were shocked to hear
that a bill legalizing euthanasia was to be heard and
voted on without debate. The new proposal went far
beyond even the Dutch practice, which at least implies
some guidelines and holds the threat of possible
prosecution (although mostly symbolic). The Belgian
proposal is without guidelines or oversight of any

and some other articles. But nothing discussing the
details of the bill as passed.

I certainly hope that the bill did not go through as
described above, despite possible advantages to
cryonicists. I read that not only people with medical
problems, but those with psychological problems could
simply request euthanasia. Allowing someone with a
mental disorder to legally commit suicide is

I found another article which claimed that 10% of the
population is already dying as a direct result of
physician-assisted suicide. This study involved an
examination of about 1900 deaths. How many of those
actually requested the assistance?

Scott Badger

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