Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Belgium may legalize euthanasia of children with disabilities, because they are breaking the law and doing it already.

Some call it a "slippery slope" and others call it an incremental extension, nonetheless, doctors appear to be breaking the law by killing, by euthanasia, children with disabilities, such as spina bifida.

Smith states that if assisted suicide is accepted, the same will occur in the United States. In the same way, if euthanasia is accepted, the same will occur in Canada, Australia, etc.

In Canada we have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms that recognizes that we are all equal under the law. Therefore, legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide in Canada will logically be extended, through the court, to all Canadians. You can't have a little bit of euthanasia.

Read the article: Belgium considering euthanasia for children and people with Alzheimer's.
"Once euthanasia becomes an option, it will soon turn into the preferable option and finally it will turn into the choice of the few and the obligation for the many."  (Alex Schadenberg)
The following article by Wesley Smith is suggesting that the Belgian parliament may legalize euthanasia of children with disabilities because they are breaking the law and doing it already.

Wesley Smith
By Wesley Smith, February 23, 2013

Euthanasia guidelines are worse than meaningless, they are pretense. They exist to give the illusion of control. But once people come fully accept the premise of euthanasia–killing as a remedy for suffering–it’s Katy bar the door. (That hasn’t happened yet in the USA. But if assisted suicide gets a firm grip here, it will.)

Latest example, Belgium is getting set to legalize euthanasia for children–since it is being done anyway despite the “guidelines.”  From the AFP story:
Dominique Biarent
Belgian legislators opened a debate today on whether to amend a decade-old law on euthanasia to cover minors, being told by experts that it was already taking place in practice without any set guidelines. Currently, the law applies to those over 18 but one expert told the upper house of parliament that it was clear that euthanasia was being carried out on younger people, the Belga news agency reported. ”We all know it,” said Dominique Biarent, head of intensive care at Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital in Brussels. Faced with this reality, “doctors need a legal framework,” Biarent was quoted as saying by Belga. 
How about just saying no and enforcing the law? Can’t do that? Well then, let’s legalize bank robbery.

If any media report ever again talks about “strict guidelines – which aren’t strict and are ignored anyway – I’ll scream. Well, scream more than I already do, would be more accurate. But you get the point. 


Ann L Ogle said...

From what I've learned, this practice is one that Hitler did (or would have) used. Seems there is nothing sacred anymore.

CHP Ray Luff - Newmarket - Aurora said...

Keep up the good work on reporting on the moral failings of Secular Humanist Morals which are prevalently taught in our school systems ever since Evolution became taught as fact and Religion taught as fiction in our shool systems. We have quoted your article at article: ->