By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC
There is no denying the evidence that euthanasia consciousness leads to a broader culture of death that eventually accepts all comers. Latest examples from the Netherlands, which probably has the most liberal legalized euthanasia law in the world:
- Dutch doctors creating a how-to-commit-suicide informational for their patients who don’t legally qualify for euthanasia in order to enable them to commit ” autoeuthanasia:”
- The filing of a petition signed by 100,000 people to persuad the Dutch parliament to open up euthanasia to the healthy elderly who are tired of life, and now;
- A proposal to create Dutch suicide clinics that would help kill all comers. From the story:
The Dutch pressure group Right to Die NL (NVVE) is investigating the feasibility of setting up a clinic for suicide and euthanasia. It would help people who sincerely wish to die and have nowhere else to turn. The NVVE says the clinic could assist people with chronic psychiatric problems, with Alzheimer’s or dementia and people who feel they have “completed” their life. These categories of people do not meet the requirements of hospices, which specialise in terminal care. Euthanasia is available in most Dutch hospices. The NVVE would like to see the “life’s end” clinic made part of an ordinary hospital or nursing home.
Perhaps they are trying to catch up with Switzerland’s suicide clinics. Regardless, their logic is impecable. Once killing is considered an acceptable answer to human suffering, nihilism is unleashed and the “what” that causes “suffering” ceases to matter. Culture of death, Wesley? What culture of death?
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