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Mercy

This is messed up.
FIRST, Dutch euthanasia advocates said that patient killing will be limited to the competent, terminally ill who ask for it. Then, when doctors began euthanizing patients who clearly were not terminally ill, sweat not, they soothed: medicalized killing will be limited to competent people with incurable illnesses or disabilities. Then, when doctors began killing patients who were depressed but not physically ill, not to worry, they told us: only competent depressed people whose desire to commit suicide is "rational" will have their deaths facilitated. Then, when doctors began killing incompetent people, such as those with Alzheimer's, it's all under control, they crooned: non-voluntary killing will be limited to patients who would have asked for it if they were competent.

And now they want to euthanize children.

In the Netherlands, Groningen University Hospital has decided its doctors will euthanize children under the age of 12, if doctors believe their suffering is intolerable or if they have an incurable illness.

Then again, here in the US there are stories of babies born during failed abortions being denied treatment... simply neglected until they died because they dared to survive the process... and groups claiming that a baby killed after birth but before the umbilical cord is cut isn't really murder.

Culture of death indeed.
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sure "we want euthanize childeren"

we are one big nation of baby killers ,o yeah the WW2 reference was a nice touch .........yada yada yada
if you live in a black and white world ,sure

but then michael moore is prob right about bush too,
its a very unbalanced article with alot of opinion and misplaced sarcasme just to tell a story without regards to the laws or the other side of the story, its a fina exsample of how some american has the need to tell off everybody how wrong any other culture is except the old US way

we have euthanasia laws ,there are rules ,many rules, on how to to procede in this matter ,its not random killing of people

i thought you were a bit more intelligent then randomly believe every article you read
Obviously this is an editorial piece. I looked for actual news articles on the subject but couldn't find anything through Google. However, I've usually found the Weekly Standard to be a reputable source.

And I think I pointed out that the US has serious problems regarding right to life laws as well.
i was searching myself but 95% only is in dutch, fact is that there is a law since april 1 2002 (the last time it has been changed)

a doctor has no power what so ever ,he needs with kids under 18 always have premission from the parents ,when a child is over 12 he can say no and it will not happen ,when a child is over 16 he can sign a declaration that he wants it ,but also the parents have to be notified

any doctor that acts on his own is breaking the law no matter what the case is he can never end a life based on his desission ,if he does that he breaks the law ,and does not get away with it when he gets caught

and thats what bothers me about that whole article ,the writer delibertly leaves out any laws regarding euthanasia ,he only basically writes about exsamples that are about breaking the law

some one can write an article about the death penalty but instead of writing about facts on how someone can be put to dead (jury,judge ect) he only talks about cases that turned out to be wrongly played out in court or with false evidence and his conclusion is : in ww 2 innocent people got murdered ,just like the dead penalty ........somehow that makes the article not reliable ,and that was my point in this article

i dont support euthanasia laws ,like i dont support abortion laws ,yet they are here.

And I think I pointed out that the US has serious problems regarding right to life laws as well

but the guy in the article isnt and i was talking about him not you ,he finds it easy to point the finger