Human Exceptionalism

Dutch Pediatricians Want to Euthanize Children

There is no limit to the culture of death once it is fully off the leash.

Dutch law allows euthanasia for children age 12 and over. But now a prominent pediatrician wants the age limits erased. From the AFP story:

Terminally ill children in unbearable suffering should be given the right to die, the Dutch Paediatricians Association said on Friday, urging the suppression of the current 12-year age limit.

“We feel that an arbitrary age limit such as 12 should be changed and that each child’s ability to ask to die should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis,” said Eduard Verhagen, paediatrics professor at Groningen University who is on the association’s ethics commission.

Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!

And don’t think the “terminal illness” restriction would last two weeks. Dutch law does not require that people be dying to be euthanized.

It should be noted that Verhagen–who co-authored the Groningen Protocol–commits infanticide. (The GP is a bureaucratic protocol under which doctors kill newborn babies born with disabilities and terminal illnesses.)

Think that will never happen? It’s already the law in Belgium.

As I said, there is no limit to the culture of death once it is fully off the leash.

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