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Belgium Looks at Euthanasia for Minors, Alzheimer's Sufferers
Google News ^ | 12/18/12 | AFP

Posted on 12/19/2012 12:01:48 PM PST by marshmallow

BRUSSELS — Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.

The proposed changes to the law were submitted to parliament Tuesday by the Socialist party and are likely to be approved by other parties, although no date has yet been put forward for a parliamentary debate.

"The idea is to update the law to take better account of dramatic situations and extremely harrowing cases we must find a response to," party leader Thierry Giet said.

The draft legislation calls for "the law to be extended to minors if they are capable of discernment or affected by an incurable illness or suffering that we cannot alleviate."

Belgium was the second country in the world after the Netherlands to legalise euthanasia in 2002 but it applies only to people over the age of 18.

Socialist Senator Philippe Mahoux, who helped draft the proposed changes, said there had been cases of adolescents who "had the capacity to decide" their future.

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1 posted on 12/19/2012 12:01:53 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Europe can’t afford crade-to-grave welfare, so it’s going to start culling off the needy.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 12:06:00 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: marshmallow

Then people with chronic illness and mental illness, then what?


3 posted on 12/19/2012 12:06:33 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: marshmallow

How utterly repellent.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 12:07:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Then people with chronic illness and mental illness, then what?

Then you and me. This world is totally crazy! Man has declared himself God!


5 posted on 12/19/2012 12:11:39 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: marshmallow

“The idea is to update the law to take better account of dramatic situations and extremely harrowing cases we must find a response to,”

That is known as circular reasoning - saying that something is true because we say so.

Not surprising.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 12:13:10 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: marshmallow

By definition, a MINOR or an ALZHEIMER PATIENT can’t give informed consent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The a$$hole knows IT!

So what they really want it death by government.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 12:16:44 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: marshmallow

The socialist obviously has no intention of restricting this to “voluntary” suicide.

They know what they are doing. Give them a few years and they’ll have everyone over 80 taking the pill (except the ruling class elite which will have the best of care at our expense)


8 posted on 12/19/2012 12:25:22 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: marshmallow
Socialist Senator Philippe Mahoux, who helped draft the proposed changes, said there had been cases of adolescents who "had the capacity to decide" their future.

While they're at it, "Senator", can they decide your future as well? Hmmm?

9 posted on 12/19/2012 12:30:11 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Le vert Soylent est personnes!


10 posted on 12/19/2012 12:31:10 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: I want the USA back

In the US that is the case. In the EU, who knows?

It would seem so to me.

Hopefully the Belgians will see this for the evil it is.

After all we tried Germans after WWII who did this under the Reich, when it was legal. If it becomes OK now, then what did we fight the Nazis for?


11 posted on 12/19/2012 1:02:36 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: marshmallow
Yep, it just has to be the guns that are responsible for our young people committing violent acts. It of course has nothing to do with the Leftist scumbags aborting millions of babies a year, and wanting to murder the undesirables.

Liberals are freakin’ scum bags!

12 posted on 12/19/2012 1:10:59 PM PST by Artcore
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To: marshmallow

Maybe Depardieu should rethink that move to Belgium...


13 posted on 12/19/2012 1:12:12 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: marshmallow

Maybe Depardieu should rethink that move to Belgium...


14 posted on 12/19/2012 1:12:56 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: marshmallow

Odd how at different times and places in history, suicide was considered noble and brave.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 1:25:54 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: marshmallow

Imagine the suffering the socialists in Belgium are living with! They have no brain, heart or soul! How awful it must be for them! They are a mass of cells formed into nothing but a mouth, a gut and an anal canal.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 2:03:32 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: stuartcr

Particularly by the legal heirs.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 2:19:10 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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To: marshmallow
Alzheimer's sufferers to seek permission to die.

How would an Alzheimer's person be in total right mind to make that decision. My grandmother could not have. Sounds more like letting the kids decide whether they want to continue taking care of mama or daddy.

18 posted on 12/19/2012 2:22:30 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: marshmallow
"The idea is to update the law to take better account of dramatic situations and extremely harrowing cases we must find a response to," party leader Thierry Giet said.

Mr.Thierry Giet, you sound like you have Alzheimer's and you're over 18 years old...I'll agree with your premise, only, ONLY, if you go first...my offer remains open, you batshit crazy son of a bitch.

FMCDH(BITS)

19 posted on 12/19/2012 2:56:39 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: massgopguy
Le vert Soylent est personnes!

I know a little bit of french...and that was a great ansewer!

FMCDH(BITS)

20 posted on 12/19/2012 3:01:23 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I imagine yes, if they were in the will.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 3:06:16 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: RetiredArmy

How could the mind they are in, not be their total right mind? It’s their mind right, not anyone elses?


22 posted on 12/19/2012 3:08:12 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: marshmallow

Europe > Belgium > Religion

Buddhism > By country > Buddhism > % of Buddhists 0.2 % [44th of 63]
Catholic > Cardinal electors 1 [32nd of 63]
Catholic > Cardinals 1 [37th of 65]
Catholic > Diocesan priests 4,705 [12th of 143]
Catholic > Parishes 3,946 [11th of 149]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 559 [8th of 90]
Catholic > Total Priests 7,705 [11th of 149]
Catholics 7,845,000 [23rd of 140]
Catholics as percentage 76.32 [33rd of 150]
Church attendance 44% [12th of 53]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 3.5% [97th of 168]
Islam > Population 362,753 [93rd of 165]
Jehovahs Witnesses 24,749 [40th of 178]
Jews 40,000 [16th of 89]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 140,000 [105th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 1.35 % [120th of 163]
Religions > All
Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%


23 posted on 12/21/2012 11:57:52 AM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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