Archives for December 22, 2013

Belgian Senate Okays Child Euthanasia Laws

Belgium's senate has approved a provision that extends the country's euthanasia laws to children who are terminally ill. See the ABC News story here.Nobody wants to see children suffer in any way, however, I can think of three immediate problems with this type of legislation.First, there is the danger that resources for pediatrics and palliative care will be cut or reduced and, therefore, parents will be pressured into having their sick children euthanized.Second, can children really … [Read more...]