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Belgium takes step forward to euthanize children

BelgianThe senate in Belgium has voted overwhelmingly to begin euthanizing children. Right now the Belgian euthanasia law limits euthanasia to people who are at least 18 years old.

“This unprecedented bill would extend euthanasia to children with disabilities,” says Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. “The Belgian Socialist government is adamant that the euthanasia law needs to extend to minors and people with dementia even though there is significant examples of how the current law is being abused and the bracket creep of acceptable reasons for euthanasia continues to grow. The current practice of euthanasia in Belgium appears to have become an easy way to cover-up medical errors.
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4 Responses to “Belgium takes step forward to euthanize children”

  1. Rose #

    And wouldn't the world be a darker place if the blind gentleman in this beautiful music video was made to feel his life would be too hard or that it would be of less value than that of 'norma'l people? He cannot read the notes, yet he taught himself to play and he plays so beautifully and he certainly looks happy in this video. Everyone is gifted by God with something to share to be an encouragement to others…even and especially disabled people.

    Listen and be blessed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozVmO5LHJ2k

    PS If you feel anything having to do with Christmas are a idolatrous, I caution you, this is a Christmas carol so you may not want to watch it. But to the rest, I encourage you to watcn this beautiful rendition in piano and violin of 'Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel'.

    December 14, 2013 at 5:42 AM
  2. Rose #

    And what about this man, Nick Vujicic, a man born without arms and legs? Yes he was depressed and even contemplated suicide when he was young. But God began to show him that He had a purpose for his life and he became to trust God and learn, not only to live with his disability,but to excel and accomplish more than most people do who are born completely whole. He has a worldwide ministry which has spread the gospel and hope to many. He got married recently and now has a new baby…something he hoped for but only dreamed could be possible for him. With God all things are possible and we should never write anyone off as hopeless. Man sees the outward. God sees the inward man and knows what can be accomplished when a person trusts completely in Him. Nick Vujicic is an example of all man living a full and God honoring life. Watch this video to see how a man with no arms and legs lives a joyful,giving life and contributes so much to people all over the world with his courage and testimony for the Lord. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ux5TMfhCgY

    December 13, 2013 at 3:01 AM
  3. Rose #

    As the mother of a developmentally disabled daugther who is now young adult, I am shocked and dismayed at this news. But I guess we all knew it was coming sooner or later, didn't we? Abortion was the slippery slope. Babies are not valued….just an inconvenience to be gotten rid of. Now disabled children are the next target in a world where gov'ts are dealing with mounting financial debt. It will all go under the heading of being 'compassionate', but it is really all about not wanting to be bothered with these special people…not wanting to spend money on medical care or special programs to assist them. That is what it's really all about. The disabled are viewed as a drain on the rest of society…so much easier to just eliminate them before they have a chance to grow up. But when disabled children and their parents receive support, encouragement, and help from their families, friends, and communities, wonderful things can be achieved and these young people are a blessing to others. We need them. We can't afford do without them. They have a lot to teach us. The world will be much darker place without them. People with disabilities humble us and remind us what giving and sacrifice are all about. They offer us an opportunity to learn what real life and love consists of. Not being consumed with ourselves, our things, our own personal comforts but investing ourselves in others. What a deary world it will be if and when all our mentally and physically disabled children are no longer here to challenge us, to make us smile and laugh, to inspire us, and yes, even to make us cry at times. We need it! The one thing that amazes me about my daughter is her resilience. I marvel over it and am inspired by her ability to bounce back from things that would totally defeat other people. It encourages me. Her disability will never go away and it will challenge her every day of her life. But her life is important and God has a purpose for her to achieve. Who are these people who can just play God and decide who lives and who doesn't? A very scary world and judgment can't be far away.

    December 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM
  4. JLR #

    Good thing I wasn't born with the cerebral palsy I have in Belgium nowadays, at least to a mother who'd follow the infernal allowance permitted there for disabled children currently. More proof that for all socialists' supposed good intentions, their Godlessness indeed paves a road to hellishness

    December 12, 2013 at 2:15 PM