Via Life News:
In April 2012, Godelieva De Troyer died from lethal injection in Belgium after she asked to be put to death for “untreatable depression.” Her son, Tom Mortier, didn’t find out until the next day when the morgue called him to come pick up her body. He said, “I was completely shocked and traumatized.”
As LifeNews previously reported, Mortier explained that he had been disconnected from his family and didn’t know that his mother was so depressed. He said that after his mother’s last relationship ended, she broke off contact with him and his children because she was worried that he was the same as his father who committed suicide when he was 5 years old. Unfortunately, in seeking euthanasia his mother asked doctors to not contact her children.
Now Mortier is taking his mother’s case to the European Court of Human Rights and Alliance Defending Freedom is assisting him.
ADF International had filed an application, Mortier v. Belgium, with the European Court of Human Rights in September of last year on behalf of the son, Tom Mortier, to challenge Belgium’s laws that allow doctor-prescribed death, but the court wants the Belgian criminal court, which previously claimed it lost the files to the case, to address the issue first. The European Court invited Mortier to apply to it once again if the Belgian court does not satisfactorily resolve the matter.