Allow Me To Die: Euthanasia In Belgium

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“Allow me to Die: Euthanasia in Belgium”

Having watched this fifty minute video on YouTube, I was shocked how drastically people believes and practices can vary from culture to culture. In Belgium, euthanasia has been legally practiced for over thirteen years, allowing its citizens, from children to elders, to choose between life and death. The scary part of this practice is that a patient himself or herself identifies a degree of suffering. In other words, in Belgium, it is up to a patient, not to a doctor or psychiatrist, to decide whether his or her pain is unbearable, which sound like absurd idea for modern American society. In this video, the perfectly healthy old lady decides that she does not want to live anymore due to the loss of
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