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The fear of prosecution has previously made many doctors reluctant to administer lethal injections to patients who had lost their mental capacity (PA)

Doctors will be free to administer lethal injections to dementia patients who have signed advance directives

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalizing the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)

The thin end of the wedge has proved true in the ex-Catholic country

The Belgian flag flies outside the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels. Some politicians have been demanding that the Church should be stripped of public funding unless it allowed euthanasia on its premises (Photo: AP)

Family of elderly cancer sufferer are suing the care home for not allowing a doctor to administer a lethal injection on its premises

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalising the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS)

Medical professionals in the country released a statement demanding a revision of legislation

Edward Leigh MP addresses the House of Commons

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate

MPs will debate a Bill legalising assisted suicide in Britain on September 11 (PA)

The champions of the Assisted Dying Bill are desperately hoping that Britons will remain ignorant of the euthanasia horror stories emerging from Europe

A supporter of physician assisted suicide outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2005 (PA)

Prof William Toffler, a leading Oregon doctor, has said that ‘the sick and ageing deserve better’

Cobi Luck

Another disturbing report from the Low Countries shows where state-sanctioned killing leads

Professor Patrick Pullicino

Professor Patrick Pullicino has criticised new guidelines on end-of-life care

"The death certificate is falsified and does not reflect the true cause of death" [PA]

Lawmakers heard testimonies from opponents and supporters of the measure that would allow doctors to legally prescribe a lethal dose of drugs