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Physically healthy 24-year-old citizen of Belgium Laura got from physicians the approval of her the right to euthanasia. For the last few years she is suffering from depression and wants to live no longer.

According to Newsweek, the doctors agreed to give Laura euthanasia, although she does not have a serious physical life-threatening illness. The girl told Belgian media that won the right to lethal injection after her childhood and adolescence, filled with thoughts of suicide. From 21, she is in a mental health care institution. She had tried several times to commit suicide.

"Death for me is not an option. If it was for me, I would have chosen a decent life. But I tried, and it did not work ", - she told reporters.

Date of death Laura has not yet been selected.

Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, becoming the second country in the world after the Netherlands. The law says that Belgian doctors can "help" the patient to end his life, if he / she expresses such a desire on the basis of constant and unbearable pain.

In 2013, in Belgium in 1807 persons committed euthanasia,and in 2012 - 1432 persons. In addition to Belgium and the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal in Colombia and Luxembourg.



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