Monday, January 30, 2012

Qatar Enters The Euthanasia Debate

Qatar takes on the thorny issues of children with disabilities and hospital policies.
Workshop discusses euthanasia plea by deformed babies’ parents
Parents of new-born deformed babies in Qatar have requested euthanasia (mercy killing) for their children rather than bear the burden of nursing them through a life of agony, discomfort and embarrassment.
This issue was debated at a workshop held in Doha recently on the theme of child protection, according to reports appearing in the local Arabic press.
The workshop organised by the Qatar Foundation for Child and Women Protection (QFCWP) was attended by doctors, social scientists and legal experts. more

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