Friday, November 1, 2013

A culture of death for young children?

Here's an ominous story coming out of Belgium.  They're now considering extending euthanasia to children.
In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.
 I guess one shouldn't be surpised because it's a logical extension of the their current practice.
Belgium is already a euthanasia pioneer; it legalized the practice for adults in 2002. In the last decade, the number of reported cases per year has risen from 235 deaths in 2003 to 1,432 in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available. Doctors typically give patients a powerful sedative before injecting another drug to stop their heart.
Only a few countries have legalized euthanasia or anything approaching it.
More bitter fruit from the radical individualism and secularism infecting the West.

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