Wesley J. Smith: Remember When Euthanasia Was About “Choice”

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(Discovery) – That was always baloney. The Netherlands has permitted infanticide of terminally ill and disabled babies — not technically legal, but so what? — for a long time. It also permits euthanasia down to age twelve.

Belgium has been even more zealous for euthanasia, removing all age limitations. Now a report shows that three children have been euthanized there in recent years. From the VOA story:

The minors were 9, 11 and 17 years old, according to the report. Their conditions ranged from muscular dystrophy to brain tumors to cystic fibrosis. The conditions of all three were determined to be terminal, and euthanasia was approved unanimously by the committee.

Children can’t consent to getting tattoos. One assumes their parents gave the go ahead. But children are not pets to be put down — or, at least, shouldn’t be. CONTINUE