Belgium is considering a law that would extend “the right to euthanasia” to children, so that they could request their own deaths. The Washington Post story about this, excerpted after the jump, gives a grisly survey of existing euthanasia laws. It also quotes an Archbishop who, of course, opposes the proposed law, but on the grounds that it is unnecessary: Doctors can instead use “palliative sedation,” in which patients are drugged unconscious, whereupon they can be allowed to starve to death.
Palliative sedation? Why is this not euthanasia? How can this be a pro-life alternative? [Read more...]