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.”
Minors with an incurable illness. Alzheimer’s sufferers . Well, well, looks like the push for euthanasia is starting the blur the boundaries when it comes to choice. Who would have seen that coming? And does anyone think the politicians and bureaucrats are truly motivated by compassion and concern for suffering? Or do you think it has more to do with spreadsheets and cost-cutting initiatives?