Killing them softly...and young

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

premature infant in incubatorThere is more proof emerging from Europe that euthanasia, once legalized, will get out of hand. 

The focus is on the Netherlands, where some lawmakers and members of the medical profession want to expand the age limit of children who qualify for euthanasia.

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says current Dutch law states that euthanasia can be performed on children ages 12 to 16 with permission of the parents or if the child is ruled to be incompetent.

"After (age) 16," he says, "the child just has to be deemed competent like anybody else."

In addition, parents can have a child killed up to its first birthday. That's also current law.

What euthanasia proponents want to do is to legalize it for children from age two through 12, believing many children may be fully aware of the consequences of a lethal injection:

"And the belief," Schadenberg warns, "is that it's sort of like a natural progression while you've allowed euthanasia.

What the euthanasia proponents do is, he tells OneNewsNow, is convince the public to allow it, with strict guidelines. Then as it becomes more accepted in society, broaden the range of people who qualify, including children, or perhaps just those who are tired of living.

The only way to stop it, says the pro-life activist, is to not legalize it in the first place. 

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