Friday, June 14, 2013
Life news: Netherlands and Belgium move towards euthansia of children
The Netherlands and Belgium are rapidly moving toward permitting euthanasia of children (it is already carried out for infants). The new development is that in the Netherlands the argument is based in part on the emotional suffering of the parents. Michael Cook writes: "It is important to grasp what is so revolutionary about this bland statement. An innocent human being may be killed without expressing a desire to die because his continued existence is emotionally distressing for others. The genie is out of the bottle. Today it is severely disabled babies; tomorrow it could be brain-damaged teenagers; the day after it could be the demented elderly."