Bioethicist Discusses The Growing Rate Of Euthanasia In Belgium

06/30/2015 04:02 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2015

The right to die is taken seriously in Belgium, where citizens who get doctors' approval can elect to end their own life on their own terms. The practice is on the rise in the country, so HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps hosted a conversation on Tuesday to find out how the process works and which patients get clearance for euthanasia. In the video above, watch Belgian bioethicist Kasper Raus, who cited recent research that found nearly one of every 20 deaths in Belgium is the result of euthanasia, explain the procedure and how doctors avoid granting assisted suicide to mentally unstable patients.

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