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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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State sponsored ghouls.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 1:55:18 PM PST by onedoug
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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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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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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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Soylent Green


42 posted on 01/14/2013 3:52:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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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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G-d is not pleased...

For either the twins or the doctors who murdered them.

Don't believe me? Ask G-d when you see Him.

Oh, and you will see Him, trust me.

[Not you dragonblustar]

5.56mm

51 posted on 01/15/2013 1:04:27 PM PST by M Kehoe
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