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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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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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To: Lmo56

“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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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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To: Abathar

Reminds me of a movie, with Jane Fonda, I believe; “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”. People are not horses.


41 posted on 01/14/2013 3:49:06 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: dragonblustar

Soylent Green


42 posted on 01/14/2013 3:52:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: stuartcr

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

There is the ancient Japanese ritual of hari Kari for Samurai who could not bear the shame of defeat in battle...which was honorable...in that culture...

This is not honorable act at all....this is playing god...


43 posted on 01/14/2013 3:59:09 PM PST by JZoback
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To: marron

One truly does wonder if God isn’t nearing “overtime” for just how evil man has become.


44 posted on 01/14/2013 5:22:13 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: JZoback

It’s relative. What you think is not honorable, others think is.


45 posted on 01/14/2013 5:34:22 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: SandyInSeattle

OK


46 posted on 01/14/2013 5:36:19 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: stuartcr
I prefer to think of it as friends aiding friends in an honorable act.

I look at it this way - if someone wants to take a shot at ending their own life, they are welcome to have at it.

There's nothing honorable for asking others to render assistance to an act with such complete and utter finality. No one should put another human being into that sort of position.

Even worse is that this was done under the auspices of the State with the direct involvement and active participation of medical professionals. Ultimately this sort of thing actually undermines the credibility of doctors, the entire medical community and its support apparatus, which stands upon a rock that reads "first, do no harm".
47 posted on 01/14/2013 5:47:32 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: dragonblustar

Every one belives in the right to decide for them selves, but when it comes to the other guy they do not recognize the same right unless it is something they approve.

Just human nature, that is why we have a constitution, our founders knew the inconsistincies of men and they also knew how far the law could go.

If some one wants to stop living there is no law that can keep them alive but i have a lot more respect for those who do not involve some one else in their death.

Our founders no longer have any thing to do with it so i think it will be legalized in this nation and later on required.


48 posted on 01/15/2013 4:09:50 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: tanknetter

Ok


49 posted on 01/15/2013 12:55:55 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: tanknetter

Ok


50 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:10 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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