BRUSSELS, December 5, 2003 ( – Many doctors are uncomfortable with implementing the new Belgian euthanasia law, says the Scientific Organization for Flemish GPs. A statement released by the organization said that “the fact that patients can decide to end their lives, under the theoretically strict conditions laid down in the law, demands a change in attitude from many doctors.”

The Organization for Flemish GPs intends to work more closely with other medical organizations, such as the Life’s End Information Forum, founded to assist doctors faced with demand for euthanasia procedures.  203 patients have been killed by euthanasia since the passage of the new law in September 2003.  Read Expatica coverage of story at: