Thursday, October 24, 2013

Euthanizing Children Soon To Be Legal

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After several months of testimony from doctors and so-called experts in medical ethics, the Belgium parliament is preparing to vote on whether doctors should be able to euthanize children.

Most say the law will be approved.

The country has gone through a process of incrementally relaxing laws on assisted suicide---which is also legal in Washington State and Oregon---with euthanasia now legal only for those 18 years old or older.

This new law will extend euthanasia to those under 18.

Under this new law, children may be euthanized if they (the child) requests it, their parents give consent and an expert psychologist deems the child to fully understand the implications of their decision.

Since euthanasia was legalized in 2002, Belgians have been euthanized for blindness, depression, anorexia nervosa and botched sex-change operations.

Many have said it would be okay for parents to euthanize their sick children without the child's consent.

The founder of March For Life in Brussels and law student, Michel De Keukelaerea says, "Children never choose to die. I don't believe a child under 18 who is sick and who is ill wants to die."

Who will give the suggestion to the child in the first place? A parent? The doctor?

A child can't possibly understand the implications of death, much less euthanasia.

If children would not choose death, and I believe that is true, they wouldn't without prompting, why would this law be necessary?

DeKeukelaere says the law is a "sort of revenge of these far left socialists socialists and liberal parties who want to show that Christianity in Belgium is finished."

The media and the far left in Belgium are sending the message to doctors and the public that if you oppose this bill, you are a bad doctor---a bad citizen---intolerant, bigoted, and you are discriminating against the child's rights.

Have we heard that message here regarding other far left agendas?

Those advocating for the law are saying "its safe," it's "completely controlled by doctors." We've heard that before as well.

These are the same arguments used to legalize euthanasia, or assisted suicide, in Washington and Oregon.

This is a poignant picture of how incrementalism works to change a culture.

Senator Ed Murray used this inch-by-inch tactic to redefine marriage in Washington. The Seattle Times celebrated his success, detailing how he, over a ten-year period, incrementally passed laws until finally marriage was redefined.

This method is at the heart of Cultural Marxism and cultural revolution. Saul Alinsky taught the doctrine and it is used in most every attempt to separate a culture from its Judeo Christian roots.

Incrementalism allows these destructive doctrines to rise on the backs of good and decent people who want to do the right thing---and not be seen by their friends and peers as bigoted, intolerant or unfair.

There is not a better illustration than that of the "Frog in the Kettle."

God help us.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.


  1. Yes, good policy often develops incrementally. We didn't provide equal rights to women or minorities in one fell swoop. It happened in steps over time.

    Providing people under 18 the same civil protections with strong safeguards as we provide for adults is a logical step in preventing unnecessary pain and suffering.

    It's ironic that when we euthanize an animal to prevent pointless suffering we call it 'humane'. I'll go with 'humane' over 'biblical' any day.

    1. I guess you would be ok with being euthanized to save you from eternal suffering. Hmmmm...that's right, wouldn't work. never mind. People who celebrate death only bring death.

      Craig in Lacey

    2. Your kidding right ?

    3. Craig,

      I don't believe there is any suffering after death. So, yes, I would choose death over suffering under certain circumstances. But that's my choice and not yours, now isn't it. And, yes, I believe there are people under 18 who would deserve the same freedom under certain circumstances. Again, it's their life and not your decision. Nothing magical happens on the 18th birthday in terms of judgement and maturity. Individuals under 18 should be considered on a case by case basis just as those over 18 currently are with a few more safeguards. And, finally, I don't celebrate death, that's just your twisted perception of people who don't agree with you on this. That would be comparable to me mis-characterizing you by saying that you celebrate suffering.

    4. Nothing happens magically on their 18th birthday? I would generally agree except that at 18 you may join the military, you are considered an adult in the criminal justice system, in some states you can buy alcohol. Would it be acceptable to decide on a case by case basis if a 13 yr old can enlist? if an 8 yr old can be convicted as an adult? If a 10 yr old can legally drink?

      With a few more safe guards of course.....

      If you want to end your life, it's as you say, 'your business', don't ask me to support a govt. sanction of it or teaching kids it's ok .to 'off yourself' , because it isn't. Life is precious, a priceless gift, 'death with dignity' is a pipe dream.

      Self-murder will always be immoral, even if the State says it's ok.

      Craig in Lacey

  2. This is another example of how we are becoming less civilized and more barbaric. Christianity lead mankind to a softer more civilized people. Man needs God's laws to guide us into a kinder people. His laws are simple, perfect and yet can be challenging to our sinful human weaknesses. The Progressive movements actions are taking us back to the dark ages.
    God, please have mercy on us. Forgive them for they know not what they are doing.

  3. When abortion became legal many who saw the slippery slope stated it would not be long till we would be killing our elderly . They were laughed at then because the morality of that time still found that as an evil . Without God morality is subjected to tradition and culture only . Incrementalism is right , we use to use the example of the frog slowly burning to death in a heated pot of water , the frog never notices it till it is too late. I believe God makes himself available to everyone , pray that our nation returns to that truth . Life is too important to be subject to individual morality. life is a gift and we need to support it in all the stages .


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