ABANDON ALL HOPE

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 | Uncategorized

Europe descends further toward the abyss:

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.”

Belgium was the second country in the world after the Netherlands to legalise euthanasia in 2002 but it applies only to people over the age of 18.

Socialist Senator Philippe Mahoux, who helped draft the proposed changes, said there had been cases of adolescents who “had the capacity to decide” their future.

He said parliamentarians would also consider extended mercy-killing to people suffering from Alzheiner’s-type illnesses.

No possibility of abuse there.  Meanwhile, the French would like their dying population to snap it up.

France should allow doctors to “accelerate the coming of death” for terminally ill patients, a report to President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.

Hollande referred the report to a national council on medical ethics which will examine the precise circumstances under which such steps could be authorised with a view to producing draft legislation by June 2013.

“The existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely and incurably ill,” Hollande said.

The report said physicians should be allowed to authorise interventions that ensure quicker deaths for terminal patients in three specific sets of circumstances.

In the first case, the patient involved would be capable of making an explicit request to that effect or have issued advance instructions in the event of him or her becoming incapable of expressing an opinion.

The second scenario envisages medical teams withdrawing treatment and/or nourishment on the basis of a request by the family of a dying patient who is no longer conscious and has not made any instructions.

The third would apply to cases where treatment is serving only to sustain life artificially.

Welcome to ObamaCare.

19 Comments to ABANDON ALL HOPE

Marie Blocher
December 18, 2012

Another place I wouldn’t want to get sick.

Donald R. McClarey
December 18, 2012

At least the SS had snazzy uniforms. It appears that Hitler and his gang of murderers who began their death march by killing mentally handicapped Germans would fit right in today in Europa.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
December 18, 2012

If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.

LaVallette
December 19, 2012

Another solution for those states where balancing the medical budget is the priority.

Allen Lewis
December 19, 2012

The term “medical ethics” is beginning to be an oxymoron.

[...] Go here to read the rest.  The Nazis justified their mercy killing on the grounds of relief of suffering and saving money for the taxpayer.  Their successors today in Europe are proceeding along a well-trod path.  Of course with trillion-dollar annual deficits and a population where killing kids in utero is widely celebrated as a constitutional right, we have absolutely nothing to fear from the possibility of justifying our continued existence or the continued existence of our loved ones before government sponsored Obamacare death panels in the future, that silly alarmist Sarah Palin to the contrary.  It will always be other people who are put to death and not people like us or those we love.  Right?  Right? Tagged Blessed Clemens August von Galen, Euthanasia, Nazis [...]

Katherine
December 19, 2012

So Depardieu can escape France’s taxes, but not early death.

Kc
December 19, 2012

And people wonder why events like last Friday occur…

Truth Unites... and Divides
December 19, 2012

Libs.

Mike
December 19, 2012

Kc, you are right on. Cultures that celebrate death should not be surprised when they get what they ask for.

Therese Z
December 19, 2012

People cannot bear the idea of patience, and mercy and suffering. For themselves, I mean, so they extend it to those who are ill. “They wouldn’t want me to feel so burdened and sad,” is what they are almost saying.

dominic1955
December 19, 2012

They should euthanize all the socialists, then their problems would be solved.

Seriously though, I agree Mr. McClarey-at least the SS had snazzy uniforms. It seems like classy totalitarianism died in ’45. The commies kept some things going, but they were going towards baggy camo towards the end as well. The Chinese hell-marches hold on to some, but their just for show…

Now, you don’t get meticulously shined jack boots and Sam Browne belts shooting you in the head. The Belgians probably have some homo in an awful sweater vest puting a check mark on someone’s charts.

Government Drone
December 19, 2012

“Crucifiction? Good. Go down the hall, third door on the left, just *one* cross each…”

Michal
December 19, 2012

“…..It appears that Hitler and his gang of murderers who began their death march by killing mentally handicapped Germans would fit right in today in Europa.”

Well, DRM, don’t you know that ultimately Germany won WWII? They’re certainly running Europe right now…

Daniel Muller
December 19, 2012

Why bother letting them be born?

Taboo … for now.

J. Stuart Little
December 19, 2012

In rereading the original article something jumped out:

“The third would apply to cases where treatment is serving only to sustain life artificially.”

ALL medical treatment sustains life artificially, this means the doc can kill anyone at anytime and never be held responsible for malpractice.

Of course is this any different than “as the Secretary shall direct?”

Dave
December 19, 2012

Old uncle Adolf wasn’t crazy… Just ahead of his time.

And don’t you love the way they’ve outlawed Judaism in modern Germany?

“Well… Sure you can be a Jew… You just can’t be circumcised.”…
And the judge who issued that ruling probably didn’t even realize the irony.

Katherine
December 19, 2012

Dave, you do know, I hope, that the German parliament passed a law protecting Jewish circumcision. A touch of sanity in a mad world.

Allen Lewis
December 20, 2012

And Mr. Obama and his cronies want us to be more like Europe? This is the end result of all this “Progressive” talk, folks. Of course, you guys already knew that.

Only people like our friend John (where is HE by the way?) refuse to acknowledge that sad fact.

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