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Friday, April 04, 2008

Euthanasia: a continent divided

Europe is deeply split over how it treats its terminally ill. The divisions were exposed on one day in March, when Belgian writer Hugo Claus ended his life under medical supervision in Antwerp and French former teacher Chantal Sebire died at home, having lost a legal battle to choose her time of dying.

Here, the BBC News website shows the patchwork of different laws in force across Europe.

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