The Belgian Senate has extended its euthanasia law to cover terminally-ill children.
Belgium has voted to extend euthanasia laws to cover children.
The Belgian Senate backed the plan on Friday, which means the controversial law will now cover terminally-ill children.
It means Belgium is the first country in the world to remove any age limits on euthanasia. The country first adopted euthanasia in 2002, but restricted it to those over 18.
Religious leaders are opposed to the law being extended to children, reported the BBC.
Any child seeking euthanasia under the law must understand what is meant by euthanasia and the decision must be agreed by their parents.
Their illness must also be terminal.
Belgium recorded over 1,400 cases of euthanasia in 2012, reported the BBC.