In Belgium and Holland, it seems that euthanasia is as routine and commonplace as abortion (sadly) has become in the rest of the Western world. It seems like adults can request it almost as routine. A sex change that resulted in unhappiness, or because of becoming blind, or anything it seems that can be shown to be causing a person ‘unbearable psychological suffering’ (how do you define unbearable?) There is no need to be terminally ill in Belgium before you can request that a doctor administers a lethal injection to you.
Now they plan to extend euthanasia to include children. And this extension of eythanasia seemed so routine that Belgium’s Health Minister didn’t even bother to turn up for the debate and vote in the Belgian Parliament on this.
At least children, unlike adults, will have to be terminally ill before they can be killed, but for how long? How long before parents will have the right to choose to have a child with cerebral palsy killed, a Down syndrome child etc. Is this just a logical extension from abortion before birth to abortion after birth?
Sadly I suspect that, after Belgium and Holland, the Scandanavian countries will follow, then Germany, then France and Britain, then the rest of Europe and America.