A conundrum

As Belgium considers a new euthanasia law for kids, the question arises: Is this the “What could it hurt?” phase of history, or the “How were we supposed to know?” phase?

Outrage builds on outrage with such increasing speed, you have less time to get numbed to the previous one before the next one hits you in the face.

It’s times like this I hang on to the hope that for the sake of 10 righteous in Belgium (or America) God will not send the Comet of Planetary Obliteration.

Those righteous are children.

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  • Steve

    I think the answer depends on each individual. Is his conscience awakened to the horror before him – and realized its root cause?

    I think there is an intermediary phase you may wish to consider: “How did this happen?”

  • Dave G.

    Frightening to read.

  • Pavel Chichikov

    As they used to say in the Gulag: You today, me tomorrow.

  • MarylandBill

    Obviously most of us are still in the “What could it hurt” stage. Unfortunately, this is the sort of thing you don’t regret for years. I can only imagine being a parent who was persuaded to consent to such an operation, having to live the rest of their life knowing they consented to the killing of their child.

  • Marthe Lépine

    That situation concerning “assisted suicide” is becoming extremely worrying. In the article I intend to link a little further down, several of the commentaries are now claiming that it is selfish to hang on to one’s own life, or to refuse to “let go” a very ill patient (not even always terminally ill), for various reasons such as the expense, or that the hospital bed could be more usefully used for another patient, and worse. I am not really worried for myself, but what happens to the soul of medical personnel that begin to consider they have a right to insist on the signature of “do not resuscitate” instructions, for example, or who actually help in the suicide of a patient. In spite of all the claims of sufficient safeguards, the door gets opened to huge abuses.

    From: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/end-of-life-decisions-canadians-face-go-beyond-assisted-suicide-debate-1.2335805
    End-of-life decisions Canadians face go beyond assisted suicide debate CBC producer shares personal stories from the filming of Last Right, The National’s series on assisted suicide By Lynn
    Burgess, CBC News Posted: Nov 04, 2013 5:14 AM ET