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Euthanasia. Twins born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding that they would also soon go blind. [View all]

Belgian identical twins in unique mercy killing
Identical twins were killed by Belgian doctors last month in a unique mercy killing under Belgium's euthanasia laws.

Telegraph
By Bruno Waterfield
13 Jan 2013

The two men, 45, from the Antwerp region were both born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding that they would also soon go blind.

The pair told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again.

The twin brothers had spent their entire lives together, sharing a flat and both working as cobblers.

Doctors at Brussels University Hospital in Jette "euthanised" the two men by lethal injection on 14 December last year.

David Dufour, the doctor who presided over the euthanasia, told RTL television news the twins who died together had taken the decision to die in “full conscience”.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/9798778/Belgian-identical-twins-in-unique-mercy-killing.html

Physician-assisted suicide in the United States is legal in the states of Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Here in Massachusetts we failed to adopt this law in November 2012.

Personally, I'm torn regarding this issue tho I did vote in favor of such a law.

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