Over 100 patients have been helped to die by Marc Decroly.
In accordance with the right-to-die law adopted on 28 May 2002, this 58-year-old doctor is one of a number of Belgian practitioners who assist people with ending their lives at home.
At the time, Belgium was the second country after its neighbor, the Netherlands, to decriminalize euthanasia.
Following two decades of furious controversy, the procedure has become more common. Decroly says it has received support from some unexpected sources.
Under Belgian law, patients qualify for euthanasia only if they have an incurable illness and experience constant, intolerable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated.
They also have to expressly repeat an explicit request for assisted death, which must be proven thoroughly thought-through and not subject to any outside pressure.
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