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Pushing Child Euthanasia in the L.A. Times

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Good grief, assisted suicide isn’t even legal in California, and yet a regular Los Angeles Times contributor wants child euthanasia of the kind recently enacted in Belgium legalized in the Golden State. From the column, by Scott Martelle:

“Yes, there are sound reasons why we do not entrust the young with significant life decisions, and why we carve out exceptions for criminal behavior in recognition of their inability to often not understand the full weight and repercussions of their actions. But for a child facing death in the short term, and in agony, we as a society should enable the child’s right to die with the least amount of suffering — under the protocol (or a variation) suggested above.

“Even if the concept chills us to the bones.”

It should chill us to the bones.

Besides, the idea that doctor-prescribed death is about terminal illness is laughable — including for children. Indeed, in the Netherlands, seriously disabled babies are killed by doctors in their cribs under the Groningen Protocol.

And check out how wide the killing agenda has spread in Belgium, including euthanasia for a botched sex-change surgery, joint euthanasia of elderly couples, and euthanasia of MS patients coupled with organ harvesting. If child euthanasia is legalized, the same metastases will happen for the young, as well.

Culture of death, Wesley? What culture of death?

Editor’s note. This appeared on Wesley’s great blog.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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