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Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized
ABC News ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Russell Goldman

Posted on 01/14/2013 1:27:01 PM PST by dragonblustar

Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says.

The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14.

The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: belgium; blind; deaf; deathindustry; deathpanels; euthanasia; euthanized; euthenasia; suicide; twins
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The brothers are unique in that their illness was not terminal. Belgian law, however, allows doctors to euthanize "suffering" patients who are both mentally sound, over 18 and want to die.
1 posted on 01/14/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by dragonblustar
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To: dragonblustar

Both brothers were perfectly capable of taking a lethal dose of whatever pills they could get their hands on without dragging a doctor into it.

Why did somebody else have to do the deed? They turned suicide into murder.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 1:29:16 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: dragonblustar

Un-freakin’ believable ...

Only in Europe ...


3 posted on 01/14/2013 1:30:18 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: dragonblustar

This outrage devalues all our lives—it says that unless you’re perfect, you are to be eliminated. I thought liberals like to think they’re the ones who care about the disabled.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 1:30:27 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: dragonblustar

Really? Neither saw they could be of any value to anyone else, ever? Who’s to say the blindness may not have been reversible down the road? Man. Makes you wonder why all those blind folks in the bible weren’t just stoned to death by others because they were obviously no worth to anyone. /sarc


5 posted on 01/14/2013 1:31:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

What is says is those with no Faith or Courage will take the easy way out.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 1:35:56 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: SandyInSeattle

If they killed a few people first, they would have been spared.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 1:38:08 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Lmo56
Sooner or later, this will make its way to America.

The Culture of Death continues on its relentless course.

8 posted on 01/14/2013 1:38:17 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

There are doctors lined up all over Europe waiting for such jobs. Good reason to not get sick or hurt in Europe.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 1:38:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SandyInSeattle

You have to wonder what kind of encouragement they got from the euthenasia crowd.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 1:40:39 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: dragonblustar

Sad that even though the Nazis were driven from Belgium so long ago, their policies towards the disabled are being willingly implemented.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 1:41:46 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: dragonblustar
Dr. David Dufour, said it was "a relief to see the end of their sufferring".

Dear Lord.

12 posted on 01/14/2013 1:42:37 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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“Only in Europe ...”

Today, only in Europe; within a decade, in the USA, too.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 1:43:58 PM PST by utahagen
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To: dragonblustar

D@mn what would they have done if they both had ingrown toenails?


14 posted on 01/14/2013 1:44:39 PM PST by Cyman
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To: dragonblustar

Two grow men with no hope in Christ, nor family to care for them. What a sad commentary on their family values. Apparently they gathered to say goodbye though. Hum, horrible I say. Also sad.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 1:45:10 PM PST by Ramonne
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To: dragonblustar

I don’t agree with their decision, but I do believe that someone who will lose both their most important senses should have some freedom in how they continue their lives also.

(Somewhat playing devil’s advocate here, I can respect a grown man not wanting to live another 40 years being a burden on their family or society in a way also)


16 posted on 01/14/2013 1:46:47 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Deo volente
Sooner or later, this will make its way to America.

The comments on that site are sickening. The libs say it's a civilize way to die.

17 posted on 01/14/2013 1:46:53 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar

bump


18 posted on 01/14/2013 1:48:59 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: dragonblustar
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Helen Keller

19 posted on 01/14/2013 1:49:16 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Deo volente
The Culture of Death continues on its relentless course.

Abortion, Islam, Communism/Socialism, Atheism. Pray for America, still the last chance for Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

20 posted on 01/14/2013 1:49:49 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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