After 50 years of legalization of euthanasia in Belgium, 2021 marks record numbers of deaths due to euthanasia

On Thursday, March 31, the Federal Commission for the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia in Belgium communicated the figures relating to euthanasia declared during the year 2021. The number of euthanasias officially performed last year thus reached a new record: 2,699 euthanasias were declared to the commission in 2021, a figure never reached before. While the year…