By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special consultant to the center for bioethics and culture If you want to see what happens when a society enthusiastically swallows the euthanasia poison, look at Belgium. Perhaps influenced by its neighbor the Netherlands — which pioneered euthanasia permissiveness — Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002. The country has since …Continue reading "Belgium’s Culture of Death"
By Dave Andrusko I supposed it shouldn’t surprise anyone that something as surprising—and utterly tragic—as the deaths by euthanasia of identical twins Marc and Eddy Verbessem would prompt some very powerful pro-life commentary. We’ve run several essays, including one today by Michael Cook: “Six lessons from death in Belgium.” They are deeply moving and raise …Continue reading "Untangling the media myths surrounding the deaths by lethal injection of identical twins Marc and Eddy Verbessem"
By Michael Cook, editor, MercatorNet They look at you with mild detachment. Not aggressive. Not friendly. Not happy. Not sad. Just detached. Two balding middle-aged Belgians with shaved heads, scruffy growth, and dark-rimmed oval glasses. The left ear of the man on the right juts out at a sharper angle. But otherwise the two faces …Continue reading "Six lessons from death in Belgium"