Hired Executioners

When the Netherlands legalized euthanasia, they said it was only for terminal people with “unbearable suffering.” They might as well have been selling the Brooklyn Bridge. Those so-called strict standards have steadily eroded. Now the Royal Dutch Medical Association has hit a new low. They say euthanasia guidelines should also include non-medical factors. This means a person’’s income or the fact he or she is lonely should also be taken into account. Bioethicist Wesley Smith said, “”The culture of death is voracious. Once it begins to feed, it is never satisfied.”” I agree. There’’s no way anyone can now deny the slippery slope of euthanasia. Dutch doctors are making their problems go away by killing the patients. At this rate, all they’’ll soon need are hired executioners.

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