Proposed legislation from lawmakers in the Netherlands would allow healthy patients over the age of 75 to agree to assisted suicide simply because they no longer wish to live.
New research found that almost 94% of physicians in Flanders, Belgium, support infanticide of babies born with disabilities. In 2012 two medical ethicists argued for legality of this practice in the British Medical Journal. " Both a foetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a person in the sense of subject of a moral right to life," they concluded. The authors advocated for infanticide in all cases, whether or not the baby has a disability.
Assisted suicide in the United States is currently legal in Washington, DC, California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, Hawaii and Washington. Abortion has been legal in all 50 states since 1973. Some States allow abortions at any stage of pregnancy up to and including birth, as does New York. We are not far behind the Netherlands and Belgium in terms of the radical views on the value of life in our society.
What is the driving impetus to kill our elderly and our children? The secularization of our society brought about by the declining influence of Judeo / Christian values is certainly the big part of it. Adoption of a nihilist philosophy by many has led to the conclusions of, no God, no objective truth, no morals and no value to life. So friends, we have a choice, one path leads to despair and death and the other path leads to life and life eternal. There is no middle ground. Where do you stand?
Note: The two news pieces about the Netherlands and Belgium were from Leah Hickman's weekly newsletter, Life Lines. Leah is a reporter for World magazine.