Children are no longer safe in Belgium

Children are no longer safe in Belgium

Even if one child might be exceptionally mature, the vast majority cannot be - that is the definition of 'child'. Children are not legally allowed to drink alcohol - with very good reason for their bodies can process it as a fully mature adult's can. Children are not allowed to drive, to marry, even to vote for the crazy Belgian politicians who think, so chillingly, that 'care' for sick children should mean killing them. This is how corrupt the moral landscape in Belgium has become.

The proposed extension of euthanasia law in Belgium is fatally flawed - flawed fatally for those young children who are supposed to be its 'beneficiaries'.

The law says that children will be able to request euthanasia when they have 'capacity for discernment. What is that capacity and how will, indeed how can it be measured?

Even if one child might be exceptionally mature, the vast majority cannot be - that is the definition of 'child'. Children are not legally allowed to drink alcohol - with very good reason for their bodies can process it as a fully mature adult's can. Children are not allowed to drive, to marry, even to vote for the crazy Belgian politicians who think, so chillingly, that 'care' for sick children should mean killing them. This is how corrupt the moral landscape in Belgium has become.

Yet in Belgium children can decide to die. Even when they have no concept of death. Even when they have no chance to really understand death, so cannot make anything resembling an informed decision. Even when they might be 9 years old and deeply influenced by watching their parents' suffering, watching them being ill.

The law also says the extension of euthanasia will be to 'emancipated minors' - but the law does nothing to determine which child should be emancipated. Nor what will happen to those who are not judged to be emancipated.

How can a child then ask for euthanasia?

One Belgian government adviser admitted clearly that there are problems with the euthanasia law as it currently operates in Belgium for adults - almost half (47%) of euthanasia deaths are not reported - illegal; nurses are involved in killing people - illegal; people with dementia are being killed - illegal (no proper consent).

We have previously pointed out that a man, born a woman, was euthanized last year after botched sex-change operations; deaf twins going blind were euthanized as was an anorexic woman was killed after she was sexually abused by the psychiatrist who was supposed to be treating her.

(Dr) Tom Mortier's mother was killed, having had to pay for the 'privilege', even though she had been diagnosed as depressed, had no other illness and was not terminally ill.

Another Belgian adviser admitted they introduced their euthanasia law for disabled people.

It is not safe to be disabled in Belgium which has been described as a human rights catastrophe because they have no services for supporting disabled people - so this one 'choice' that is left to the desperate is an illusion - euthanasia in Belgium is not a choice it is the end of choices in life. It is not safe for anybody…

This is the mentality of government advisers in Belgium, where the leading man doing euthanasia is also president of the commission supposed to oversee and regulate the practice. His commission has never once prosecuted any of the cases in the 53% reported. He is the one whom Tom Mortier's mum paid to kill her.

This is another flagrant corruption in the moral life of Belgium. It reflects another, in Australia, where the doctor who will kill you, also wants to sell you the means to do it yourself. It is like that Swiss clinic which refuses to reveal how much money it makes of the deaths of sad, frightened and bereft disabled people.

And now the sickest children and young people who were (it has already been admitted) being euthanized, illegally, will now die under this impossible extension of Belgian euthanasia law.

This is the worst kind of extension, feared by opponents of euthanasia law everywhere.

These are the innocent victims of adult folly and moral corruption.

Published: 17th February 2014

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