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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.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: belgium; blind; deaf; deathindustry; deathpanels; euthanasia; euthanized; euthenasia; suicide; twins
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To: Ramonne

What if they had no faith? We do, but what if all they were sure of was another 35-40 years of total dependence on others? Like I posted above, I never would have made that decision, but in a free country if a man does decide to choose that route and another man decides to help them is it really murder?


21 posted on 01/14/2013 1:51:15 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dragonblustar

State sponsored ghouls.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 1:55:18 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onyx
Dr. David Dufour, said it was "a relief to see the end of their sufferring".

Dear Lord.

I know about 100 deaf/blind people. They are excited about their lives and thankful to be alive.

Mad scientists with no morality are the true dangers to society. This Dr. deserves the same death he gave these 2 men.

It is vitally important to rid society of purveyors of the culture of death. I do not advocate their death. That will come soon enough. I advocate their distinction as moral degenerates.

23 posted on 01/14/2013 2:00:40 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: dragonblustar

Ghastly.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 2:11:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Lmo56

“Only in Europe ...”

Actually, Dr. Kevorkian “euthanized” a man who had allegedly contracted the HIV virus and couldn’t stand the thought of getting sick. (At least in that case, I think it was a case of overdone Drama-Queening.)


25 posted on 01/14/2013 2:16:23 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

They don’t. I knew socialists and card-carrying commies in the UK. They made fun of the disabled.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 2:16:27 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Gen.Blather

Most of Kervorkian’s victims were not terminal, not even close.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 2:19:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dragonblustar
Let me get this straight just so my brain can compute this: people in Europe are Euthanized for any number of reasons, the latest being because "they can no longer see their twin," but won't be extradited to the U.S for punishment for terrorism, murder, rape, etc. because of "Dracoian American laws and inhumane punishments required under our judicial system?"

Got it, yep!!

28 posted on 01/14/2013 2:20:20 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: zerosix
Let me get this straight just so my brain can compute this: people in Europe are Euthanized for any number of reasons, the latest being because "they can no longer see their twin," but won't be extradited to the U.S for punishment for terrorism, murder, rape, etc. because of "Dracoian American laws and inhumane punishments required under our judicial system?"

Maybe Mullah Omar can take the hint.

29 posted on 01/14/2013 2:22:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lmo56

Coming to states near you.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 2:22:25 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: zerosix

Exactly.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 2:27:53 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar

Paging Colin Powell, doesn’t he want to amend his rabid remarks this weekend to include a statement that opposing euthenasia is “racist”?

5 will get you 10 they will add this (along with everything else) to the list of supposedly racial causes.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 2:42:34 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Lmo56

Europe? What do you think OBayMe’s Death Panels will be doing? ObamaCare, IMO, is the next Holocaust.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 2:50:40 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Abathar

>> What if they had no faith?

Then it’s even worse for all involved.


34 posted on 01/14/2013 2:58:31 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

I agree with you.


35 posted on 01/14/2013 3:03:54 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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To: SandyInSeattle

I prefer to think of it as friends aiding friends in an honorable act.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 3:05:12 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: Abathar

No, taking a life is completely relative to the situation


37 posted on 01/14/2013 3:08:50 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: zerosix
people in Europe are Euthanized for any number of reasons, the latest being because "they can no longer see their twin," but won't be extradited to the U.S for punishment for terrorism, murder, rape, etc. because of "Dracoian American laws and inhumane punishments required under our judicial system?"

They can justify morally the killing of innocents. Its the killing of the guilty that gives them qualms.

38 posted on 01/14/2013 3:25:46 PM PST by marron
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To: stuartcr

I see nothing honorable here. Nothing at all.


39 posted on 01/14/2013 3:29:53 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Abathar

“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)”

That’s total lack of creativity to end life because one cannot, or rather, WILL not make the effort to find one’s purpose.

This is the lazy loser’s way out, no two ways about it.


40 posted on 01/14/2013 3:44:26 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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