Belgium looks at euthanasia for minors, Alzheimer's sufferers
Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.
The proposed changes to the law were submitted to parliament Tuesday by the Socialist party and are likely to be approved by other parties, although no date has yet been put forward for a parliamentary debate.
"The idea is to update the law to take better account of dramatic situations and extremely harrowing cases we must find a response to," party leader Thierry Giet said.
The draft legislation calls for "the law to be extended to minors if they are capable of discernment or affected by an incurable illness or suffering that we cannot alleviate."
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Is euthanasia the answer?
Is this a panacea for a universal problem, or merely a way for society to advance ever faster toward the day when governments literally control all life, cradle to grave. I hope nothing like this is ever allowed to prosper in America.
Author Prime at 8:36 AM