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Mercy Killings Euthanasia. the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. Or When the person who.

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1 Mercy Killings Euthanasia

2 the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. Or When the person who is killed has requested to be killed.

3 1939 Nazi Germany In October of 1939 Hitler ordered widespread "mercy killing" of the sick and disabled. Code named "Aktion T 4," the Nazi euthanasia program to eliminate "life unworthy of life.

4 Hitlers targets The Nazi euthanasia program quickly expanded to include older disabled children and adults. But first focused on newborns and very young children that showed symptoms of… physical deformity and mental retardation Illness etc.

5 Jack Kevorkian 1999 Dr. Jack Kevorkian sentenced to a year prison term for giving a lethal injection to Thomas Youk whose death was shown on the "60 Minutes" television program.

6 Netherlands Legalize Euthanasia In the year 2000 Netherlands became the first country to legalize euthanasia in the world.

7 Belgium Legalizes Euthanasia In the year of 2002, Belgium became the second country in the world to legalize euthanasia.


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