"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Killing Ourselves in the name of mercy

Unless you weren’t paying attention to human behavior in our modern society you knew it would come to this.

By Mary Rettig
(AgapePress) - Burke Balch, director of the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics of the National Right to Life Committee, says the Netherlands is no longer sliding down a slippery slope, but rather has fallen off a moral cliff as the medical community in that nation expands its euthanasia practices. He notes that the Dutch government intends to expand its euthanasia guidelines to include so-called "mercy killing" of children with spina bifida or other disabilities, as long as the parents consent.
This development is horrifying, though not surprising, Balch contends, because once a price is placed on human life, the price goes down. "In the Netherlands, although they started with purely voluntary euthanasia for people who were dying," he says, "they moved very rapidly to individuals who were not dying but were disabled."
Soon after that, the head of the Powell Center says, doctors in the Netherlands started euthanizing "individuals who were neither dying nor disabled but who were simply old and, in fact, lonely. They moved on to depressed patients, then they moved into cases where the patient hadn't given consent at all."

The death movement always starts with promises it will never kill anybody but volunteers – inevitably it kills those who don’t want to be killed.     The DESCENT of man continues apace.

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