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»Sterbehilfe« in den Niederlanden und Belgien

Rechtslage, Kirchen und ethische Diskussion

  • Jan Jans


Recently, both in the Netherlands and in Belgium, legislation has been approved to depenalize »euthanasia «. From the background of a theological perspective and in the light of a justified aspiration for >death with dignity<, this article discusses the critical contributions of the Christian churches to the public and political debate that accompanied these legislative changes. Special attention is devoted to the so-called >requirements of due care<. Finally, some observations are offered for the future, including comments on the frequently invoked notion of >the gift of life<.

Online erschienen: 2014-9-9
Erschienen im Druck: 2002-2-1

© 2014 by Gütersloher Verlagshaus

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