Cases of euthanasia in Belgium hit a record high in 2015, latest figures show. Contained in a report from the Euthanasia Control Commission, there were 2,022 such deaths in 2015, the highest number on record and a hundredfold increase on the 24 cases recorded in the first year of legalised euthanasia in Belgium in 2002. Reacting to the numbers, the human rights groups, Alliance Defending Freedom said: “The seventh report on euthanasia in Belgium shows that once we open the doors to intentional killing, there is no logical stopping point. The slippery slope that Belgium embarked on in 2002 is becoming more and more visible. Today, euthanasia for a person who is perfectly healthy in a physical sense, but suffers from psychological illnesses, is accepted in Belgium.” To date, 12,762 people have been officially euthanised in Belgium.