November 1, 2013 • 9:32AM
Belgium, which followed the Dutch in legalizing euthanasia in 2002, is considering taking the next step in Hitler’s T-4 program — killing children and the demented. In an article in the “Health and Science” (!) section of Thursday’s Washington Post, it is reported that the ruling Socialist Party in Belgium is considering extending their euthanasia law to children — a first for any country — and would also allow the murder of adults with early dementia — with their demented “approval,” of course.
WAPO reports: “Belgium is already a euthanasia pioneer. In the last decade, the number of reported cases per year has risen from 235 deaths in 2003 to 1,432 in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available. Doctors typically give patients a powerful sedative before injecting another drug to stop their heart.”
The Christian Democratic Flemish party has vowed to oppose the legislation and to challenge it in the European Court of Human Rights if it passes. However, the Post claims to be paraphrasing an Archbishop who opposes euthanasia, but argues for “alternatives like palliative sedation which make euthanasia unnecessary — and relieves doctors of the burden of having to kill patients.” This is Tony Blair’s Liverpool Pathway, in which, the Post notes, “patients are sedated and life-sustaining support is withdrawn so they starve to death; the process can take days.”
It should be recalled that Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the key authors of Obamacare, wrote in 1996 that, in order to achieve a “just allocation of health care resources,” useless eaters (in Hitler’s term), starting with the demented, should be denied health care. In his own words:
“Services that promote the continuation of the polity — those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberation — are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.”