A proponent of euthanasia continues to create a stir worldwide after taking lives in his native Europe.
Dr. Marc Cosyns, who was cleared of a murder charge in for killing an 88-year-old in 2008, now suggests killing patients who want to donate organs --- by removing the organs while they are still alive.
Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition explains why: you can’t donate a dead heart.
“You can donate other organs but you can't donate your heart because euthanasia, of course, stops the heart from beating,” he tells OneNewsNow. “That's how they do it. They give you a three-drug system but the final drug is to stop your heart from beating, so it makes it impossible for heart transplants after euthanasia.”
Cosyns has told the media as many as 1,000 people are euthanized each year who have not requested it.
“This is the same guy who only a few years ago stated that he doesn't report his euthanasia deaths,” Schadnberg complains. “In fact, he said to a parliamentary committee in 2014, when they were debating the expansion of euthanasia to children in Belgium, Dr. Cosyns basically told them, I don't report my euthanasia deaths.”
So it's impossible to know whether laws are being followed or not and whether those euthanized actually wanted to die.
As Schadenberg has warned many times in past OneNewsNow stories, once it's legalized the list of those who qualify for euthanasia tends to expand well beyond the terminally ill.