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Belgium moves closer to legalizing euthanasia for children

Catholic World News - December 04, 2013

The justice and social affairs committee of Belgium’s senate has approved a bill that would legalize the euthanasia of terminally ill children with the child’s consent and parental consent.

“Experience shows us that in cases of serious illness and imminent death, minors develop very quickly a great maturity, to the point where they are often better able to reflect and express themselves on life than healthy people,” stated a group of pediatricians who argued in favor of the measure, according to Agence France-Presse.

A coalition of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders is opposing the bill, which is expected to attain final parliamentary approval in the coming months.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Dec. 08, 2013 9:27 PM ET USA

    Euthanasia is nothing more than legal murder. They ask consent now. Next they will be doing it without the parents knowledge or consent. It is a road down hill to hell.

  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Dec. 05, 2013 7:16 AM ET USA

    The next step for the Belgians is compulsory abortion, as in China. A country that was once a democracy and a Christian nation is rapidly degenerating into a Nazi-inspired hell-hole, along with its neighbor, Holland. It makes you wonder why so many Americans bothered to fight and die in order to liberate it, when the result has turned out to be exactly as Hitler would have wished.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Dec. 04, 2013 6:51 AM ET USA

    The Nazis who once occupied Belgium must be scratching their collective heads if any of them are still alive. Why were they ever excoriated for putting in place boldly immoral policies like this in Belgium? To be fully consistent, the Brussels politicians should now rehabilitate the memory of Léon Degrelle and promptly repeal his condemnation in absentia to death by firing squad. In fact, it occurs to me that Degrelle was morally better than these liberal pols; at least he wasn't a hypocrite.

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