Dutch government is seeking to expand its current euthanasia policy

Dutch government intends to set guidelines for when doctors may end the lives of terminally ill newborns with the parents' consent, The Associated Press has learned.

A letter outlining the new directives, which also include guidelines for late-term abortions, was expected to be submitted to parliament for discussion by mid-October, but the new policy will not require a change of law, Dutch Health Ministry spokeswoman Annette Dijkstra said Thursday. AM

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