Euthanasia as Practiced in the Netherlands
Apparently there is a difference between how the law is written and how it's practiced however (see). It seems that newborns with severe medical problems are being "euthanized" despite the fact that the euthansia law doesn't apply to children under 12. That being the case, under Dutch law, these cases represent homicides although no action is being taken and death certificates are apparently being falsified to suggest death due to natural causes.
Although I'm not very current on the bioethical thinking of euthanasia, it seems to me that this is a terrible precedent. To me, society suffers irreparably when the state can actually terminate the life of an infant that can't advocate for himself. No amount of safeguards could make such a policy palatable to me. Clearly, if these cases are occurring surreptitiously then current safeguards are not even being applied.