Twelve years after legalizing euthanasia for consenting adults facing dire medical situations, Belgium now permits euthanasia of terminally ill children. Next it wants to extend euthanasia to adults, primarily seniors, who lack the cognitive ability to give consent.
This unseemly betrayal of the weak and the vulnerable is disturbingly relevant in Canada in light of a recent resolution by the federal Liberals in favour of medically assisted killing and the looming passage of legislation to legalize euthanasia in Quebec. Momentum is accelerating in Canada towards the adoption of state-sanctioned medically assisted death. Read More: Euthanasia’s delusions