Dutch Hospital Euthanizes Incurably Ill Newborns A hospital in the Netherlands carries out what it considers "mercy killings" of terminally ill newborns. Doctors at the Groningen Academic Hospital administered four such procedures last year. Hear Dr. Eduard Verhagen, head of the children's clinic at the hospital, and NPR's Renee Montagne.
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Dutch Hospital Euthanizes Incurably Ill Newborns

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Dutch Hospital Euthanizes Incurably Ill Newborns

Dutch Hospital Euthanizes Incurably Ill Newborns

Dutch Hospital Euthanizes Incurably Ill Newborns

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A hospital in the Netherlands carries out what it considers "mercy killings" of terminally ill newborns. Doctors at the Groningen Academic Hospital administered four such procedures last year. Hear Dr. Eduard Verhagen, head of the children's clinic at the hospital, and NPR's Renee Montagne.