Photo Gallery: A Trip to Auschwitz 11/21/2014
 Belgian palliative doctor Wim Distelmans of Brussels recently generated...
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Belgian palliative doctor Wim Distelmans of Brussels recently generated significant controversy when he organized a trip to Auschwitz for some of the leading practitioners of euthanasia in Belgium. Euthanasia has been legal in the country for the terminally ill since 2002. Last year, 1,807 people received euthanasia, which amounts to two percent of all fatalities in the country.