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Belgium Euthanizes Child

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Belgium’s euthanasia law was expanded to apply to those under the age of 18 in 2014, and the first child to be euthanized under that expansion died within the past week. Because it involves a minor child, very few details are available. Let us be very clear: such an act is not a legitimate part […]

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A Slippery Slope: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Belgium

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Last month, Oxford’s Anscombe Bioethics Centre, along with the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies, St Mary’s University Twickenham, and KU Leuven, sponsored an important conference on “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium.” ‘Assisted dying’ bills are pending in the UK, hence the motivation for the conference. A […]

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Belgian Doctors Kill 5 per Day

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Belgium has jumped head first into the darkness that is the culture of death. Euthanasia deaths–the ones recorded, more are done sub rosa–have gone up 27% in one year. From the story: The numbers of euthanasia in Belgium have beaten another record in 2013 with 1,816 cases against 1,432 in 2012, an increase of 26.8%, […]

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Belgium on Verge of OK to Killing Sick Children

Belgian legislation to legalize child euthanasia took another step forward. From the Euro News story: A Judiciary Committee has rejected calls for extra hearings before sending Belgium’s Child Euthanasia Bill for a final parliamentary vote. The decision clears the way for it to be passed to the lower house for consideration and a vote sometime […]

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Let’s Hold a Euthanasia Party!

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Euthanasia in Belgium is becoming a celebration. Now, the nation’s 95-year-old “oldest athlete” was killed at his euthanasia party — complete with Champaign toasts for the about to be departed — and Belgian ethicists swoon. From the DH.be story (Google translation): A ‘staging’ of death that has the gift to challenge Olivier Descamps, the chairman […]

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Euthanasia Education for Kids in Belgium

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Belgium is on the cusp of allowing children to be euthanized. Newsweek interviewed a euthanasia zealot and professor (of course!) who already discusses with her children the prospect of their one day being killed. From the story: Jutte van den Werff Ten Bosch has already had the talk with her 10-year-old son. Several times, in […]

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Belgium’s Culture of Death

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If you want to see what happens when a society enthusiastically swallows the euthanasia poison, look at Belgium. Perhaps influenced by its neighbor the Netherlands — which pioneered euthanasia permissiveness — Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002. The country has since leaped head-first off a vertical moral cliff. As usual, when the law was being debated, […]

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Belgium Leaps Off Euthanasia Moral Cliff

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I have discussed the Belgian legislation that would open euthanasia to children more than once. Now, the mainstream media is catching up. From the Washington Post story. 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 […]

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Belgian Transsexual Euthanized!

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I can’t stand it. Nathan Verhelst underwent a botched sex change surgery, and then was euthanized to put him out of his despair. From the Daily Mail story: A Belgian transsexual has chosen to die by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation to complete his transformation into a man left him a ‘monster’. Nathan […]

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Child Euthanasia Coming to Belgium

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Child euthanasia: It’s all over but the final voting in Belgium as the Parliament agrees across party lines that doctors should be able to euthanize children. From the Presseurop story: In the wake of several months of testimony from doctors and experts in medical ethics, a Belgian Senate committee will on June 12 examine the […]

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Belgium to OK Euthanizing Children Because Happening Anyway

Euthanasia guidelines are worse than meaningless, they are pretense. They exist to give the illusion of control. But once people come to 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 […]

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Belgian Anorexia Euthanasia!

Belgium is a vivid demonstration of the abandonment and darkness that euthanasia can’t help but eventually become. Now, only weeks after learning that twin disabled men were euthanized, we find out a young woman with the mental illness of anorexia nervosa has been killed by her psychiatrist — after being sexually abused by another psychiatrist. […]

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Quebec’s Doctors to Become Killers?

Quebec is about to make a major push to legalize euthanasia based on the recommendations of a commission. I have now had a chance to read the report, and it is pushing Quebec (and thence, Canada) toward a Belgium style culture of death. Here’s an overview: First, the euphemism “aid in dying” means active killing […]

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Euthanasia Really the Right of Kevorkians

There is an aspect to the disabled twins joint euthanasia story out of Belgium, about which I posted yesterday, that I thought needed a separate comment. The first doctor the men went to asking to be killed said no. So, they merely went doctor shopping until they found one willing to kill. We see the […]

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Twins Euthanized in Belgium

In just ten years, Belgium has trumped the culture of death in the Netherlands that took some thirty years to poisonously flower. For example, there has been a joint euthanasia of an elderly couple, which was celebrated by a Belgian bioethicist in a news report. Belgian doctors also brag about coupling voluntary euthanasia with consensual […]

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Euthanasia Pushes Belgium Into Abyss

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The Netherlands used to be the heart of euthanasia darkness. It is still dark, but the culture of death crown has passed to Belgium, which not only legalized doctor-injected killing, but has enthusiastically embraced euthanasia’s logical corollaries. And now, we find that the number of […]

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