While one can be quick to be appalled when reading what Belgium has in store for children, recall that we are not so far behind with our DHHS Sibelius. Just connecting a few dots for those who still think Obamacare is going to be swell.
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“It was meant to keep young and middle-aged people alive and productive, many of the patients who take advantage of the law are old…
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We will change the way we pay for health care – not by procedure or the number of days spent in a hospital, but with new incentives for doctors and hospitals to prevent injuries and improve results. . . . If we’re wrong, and Medicare costs rise faster than we expect, this approach will give the independent commission (Death Panels) the authority to make additional savings by further improving Medicare.”
says it isn’t her place to pick and choose transplant recipients— The plight of a dying 10-year-old girl in urgent need of a lung transplant has been taken up by some GOP lawmakers, and it’s shining a light on what critics say is a questionable policy that puts children further down the waiting list. Read more: Politico
BRUSSELS — Since euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002, Belgians have been euthanized for blindness, depression, anorexia nervosa, and a botched sex change operation.
Now, Belgians want to allow euthanasia for children.
Under legislation currently being debated in the Belgian Parliament, terminally ill or suffering children under 18 could be euthanized if they request it, their parents consent to it, and an expert deems the child capable of understanding their decision.
The bill is widely supported and is expected to become law.
Euthanasia is now considered medical therapy in Belgium.
Not only do two-thirds of Belgians favor the new euthanasia bill, but in a controversial poll, three-quarters said it would be okay for parents to euthanize their sick children without the child’s consent.
“The child does not have the maturity to get married or to buy alcohol or to buy cigarettes if he is 14. Now we are saying that because he is suffering, he might have the possibility to ask for euthanasia,” Carine Boucher, with the European Center for Bio-ethics in Brussels, said.
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