Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Death with dignity? European countries are now euthanizing the mentally ill

By: Nate Madden | October 25, 2016

In his weekend editorial, Chris Lane of The Washington Post outlined how the once truly unthinkable has now become reality: The mentally ill are now being regularly euthanized in the developed countries of Belgium and the Netherlands in Europe.   Writes Lane, on a recent report from Belgium’s Federal Commission on the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia:.......The fact that this is even occurring ought to give voters in both the District of Columbia and the State of Colorado (both of which are currently considering assisted suicide bills) pause regarding the frightening euphemisms/promises of “death with dignity.”

Perhaps describing these trends as “slippery slopes” is insufficient to their nature, as they more closely resemble a grim and merciless riptide. .....To Read More....

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