Belgium to Legalize Child Euthanasia

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The mass of Muslim immigrants packing Brussels should approve. In the Muslim world, child euthanasia is known as Honor Killing.

The Belgian Federal Parliament is reportedly about to expand its controversial “right to die” policies to include access to euthanasia for some gravely ill children.

If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books allowing the practice, although the Netherlands has since 2005 not prosecuted doctors who perform euthanasia on some minors as long as the doctors act in accordance with a set of medical guidelines dubbed the Groningen Protocol.

The Groningen Protocol is not a spy novel, but it does contain “directives with criteria under which physicians can perform “active ending of life on infants” (child euthanasia) without fear of legal prosecution.”

The bill, introduced by the Socialist party in December, would lay out guidelines for doctors to decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not a child is mature enough to make the decision to end his or her own life, as well as whether a child’s health is grave and hopeless enough to warrant euthanasia.

Socialists support killing children? I’m shocked. Somehow it’s never the conservatives introducing a dead kids bill.

It marks a turning point in the nation’s approach to the rights of young people, some of whom would be able to choose to die if the law were to pass, even while still being legally barred from driving, marrying, voting or drinking liquor until they turned 18.

You wouldn’t want them drinking or driving. They might kill themselves.

Peter Deconinck, president of the Belgian medical ethics organization Reflectiegroep Biomedische Ethiek, has come out in support of expanding the practice to minors, as has the head of the intensive care unit of Fabiola Hospital in Brussels, who testified before a Belgian Senate committee.

“We all know that euthanasia is already practiced on children,” he told the committee. “Yes, active euthanasia.”

Pete certainly seems cheerful about that.

There were 1,133 cases of euthanasia recorded in Belgium in 2011, accounting for about 1 percent of the country’s deaths that year, according to AFP.

I’m guessing adding kids will help fill some quotas.

  • Lee

    While I don’t agree with either, there is quite a difference between child euthanasia and honor killing. Honor killing is because a Muslim law has been broken by a member of a family, not to end the life of a terminally ill person.

    • MarilynA

      Who said all the victims are terminally ill? Deranged parents can now decide their children are useless or problems and euthanize them. Who is going to dispute a parents right to decide?

      • Lee

        First of all the article states “gravely ill”, not “useless” or having problems.

        Second, I specifically stated I didn’t agree with EITHER. What I was addressing was the comparison of euthanasia to honor killings. They two entirely different things. In order for the world to understand the heinous Muslim crime of honor killings it’s important not to confuse the two.

        • OfficialPro

          best-known end-run around what you’re talking about:

          Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Look it up sometime.

          • Lee

            I’m aware of what Munchausen syndrome by proxy is but not sure you do. Are you saying that the Belgian govt will be using Munchausen syndrome by proxy to kill children?

  • Nowhereman

    It seems almost trite to say, considering how crazy this world has
    become, but my God, is there no level of monstrosity that we will not
    stoop to? Can we even go any lower than making the killing of children
    LEGAL? In Europe, they shed endless tears over the Holocaust, but seem
    SO WILLING to introduce it again, only this time in the interest of
    Leftism. What sort of deranged ‘doctor’ would ever perform such an
    operation? Doctor Mengele? But when one considers the abortion of
    late-term babies, it seems that many Mengeles must squirm among us and
    corrupt all they contact. I spit on Belgium. I spit on Leftism. May you all get precisely what you deserve.

  • thetaftscholar

    6m euthanasias. Better known as the Holocaust.

  • tagalog

    1133 “euthanasias.” I guess the well-known propensity of children to overdramatize their unhappiness and overreact to their emotional ups and downs is now to be taken as a mature response to the stresses of life.

    How many of those 1133 might have lived on to repudiate their adolescent and pre-adolescent suicidal urges? Well, I guess we’ll never know the answer to that question, will we?

  • Veroniqua

    This is the where the socialist agenda for euthanasia is headed. People who cannot make further contribution to society will be “put down” in support of the One World communist dictatorship and the islamisation of the world. Baby boomers are a dying breed.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s sad that dupes of the left don’t understand that their “entitlement” payments will ultimately be replaced with a lethal injection.

  • Spikey1

    Belgium should start paying the families who children decide to be euthanized.
    Gaia would be happy and Malthus would agree.

  • trapper

    Abortion and euthanasia of the undesired are common practices of savages and were the European practice under Paganism. Christianity put a stop to both but the pagan barbarians are again on the rise. Who will fight them now?

    • MacDaddy12345

      Actually the Christians practiced this up until about 700 AD, Abortion was considered a valid form of birth control and exposing babies (especially the crippled ones) served to insure only the healthy children lived, you have to remember that this was a very very violent period. Once the tribal “wanderings” from the fall of the Roman Empire settled down, a more humane form of belief became the norm.

      • Smoking Hamster

        False, Christians rescued Babies abandoned by pagan Romans. Making abortifacients was punished by removal of communion.

        • MacDaddy12345

          Sorry, tis true – mayhap ;you need to study medieval history and not rely on Church myths. The Church wasn’t the nice sweet thing we have today, it was as violent as the times.

          • Smoking Hamster

            What does medieval history have to do with the year 700?

            I got my information from Wikipedia, hardly a pro-Christian site.

            “Christianity rejects infanticide. The Teachings of the Apostles or Didache said “You shall not kill that which is born.”[39] The Epistle of Barnabas stated an identical command.[40] Apologists Tertullian, Athenagoras, Minucius Felix, Justin Martyr and Lactantius also maintained that exposing a baby to death was a wicked act.[3] In 318 AD, Constantine I considered infanticide a crime, and in 374 AD, Valentinian I mandated the rearing all children (exposing babies, especially girls, was still common). The Council of Constantinople declared that infanticide was homicide, and in 589 AD, the Third Council of Toledo took measures against the Spanish custom of killing their own children.[34]“

          • MacDaddy12345

            Oh Gee, I dunno – could it be the fact that the medieval period started in the 5th century AD (400-499 AD) and lasted to the 15th century AD (1400-1499 AD)…I think that would put 700 AD sometimes around the 6th Century AD – Oh my, almost halfway through the Medieval period. You realize of course that Wikipedia is hardly a valid reference, since anyone and everyone can alter the information contained in a subject – if you will notice the Christians you are referencing are Eastern Roman Empire – Europe marched to a different drummer until about the 7th century AD – there were so many non-catholic and non orthodox sects of Christianity throughout Europe, ranging from the Celtic Church to the German Arianism. Rome did not become the controlling power in Europe until around 800 AD and portions of England (which had been Christian until it was conquered and made part of Danelaw) reverted to Norse paganism until sometime in the 10th century when the Danish King was converted (which means his people were also converted). Was abortion and exposing against Christian doctrine then…yes, but that did not stop “good” Christians from practicing this. Families could only afford to have so many kids – it was a hard time for the average man and woman – consequently these practices lasted well after Rome took over.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “The Church wasn’t the nice sweet thing we have today, it was as violent as the times.”

            You’re evidently talking about political “Christianity.” I guess the USA are politically Christian too.

            “…the Danish King was converted (which means his people were also converted).”

            According to certain cults maybe.

            “Was abortion and exposing against Christian doctrine then…yes, but that did not stop “good” Christians from practicing this.”

            What made them “good Christians?” Endorsement from their king? Protocol? Sharia?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “The Church wasn’t the nice sweet thing we have today, it was as violent as the times.”

            Are you accusing Christians or the early Roman Church?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Actually the Christians practiced this up until about 700 AD, Abortion was considered a valid form of birth control and exposing babies (especially the crippled ones) served to insure only the healthy children lived, you have to remember that this was a very very violent period.”

        Source please?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Actually the Christians practiced this up until about 700 AD,…”

        I’ll make it very easy for you. Got any evidence that Christians did this before Constantine?

  • Chris Smith

    It is all part of Agenda 21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GykzQWlXJs