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Netherlands: 80% are in favour of “completed life” suicide

Centrist party D66 submitted a bill to parliament which would allow people over the age of 75 to decide, with professional help, when they would like to die if they feel they’ve reached the end of a completed life. This would require a six-month process wherein they would have to meet with an “end-of-life counselor” several times.

A voting poll of 200,000 respondents found that 80% of voters would be in favour of the bill, 10% had no opinion on the matter and 10% disagreed with the statement. Support was broad among age groups, gender and education level.

D66 has tried to get the bill approved in the past, which has been rejected by Christian parties.

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