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Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:29:41 AM »
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgium's Senate has strongly supported legislation that would extend the country's euthanasia law to children under certain conditions.

Senators on Thursday voted 50-17 in favor of the proposed law. If adopted, it will decriminalize euthanasia for children, if they are in great pain, suffer from a terminal condition and are expected to die soon.
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 10:01:04 AM »
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The children would have to submit a written request to be euthanized, and be aware of what their request meant. No age limit would be set, but the children would have "to possess the capacity of discernment."
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BELGIUM_CHILD_EUTHANASIA_?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 10:03:34 AM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 10:08:23 AM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?

What a country! :o ::)  And they make such wonderful beer!
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 10:26:12 AM »
Sadly as Europe wanders further and further away from its' Christian roots and embraces secular mores and values this is simply one more example of how little life is valued.

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 10:47:03 AM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?

What a country! :o ::)  And they make such wonderful beer!

Only for a while longer. They'll soon be Muslim anyway.
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 10:59:10 AM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?

What a country! :o ::)  And they make such wonderful beer!

Only for a while longer. They'll soon be Muslim anyway.

That might actually work out better for the children.  But I have my doubts.
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 11:00:45 AM »
A step in the right direction, at least.  
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 11:18:13 AM »
I would not wish the yoke of Islam on any. It's stated aim is world domination, whether by conversion - persuasion or forced, or subjugation.

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 11:23:08 AM »
I would not wish the yoke of Islam on any. It's stated aim is world domination, whether by conversion - persuasion or forced, or subjugation.
Sounds like capitalism.
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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 11:24:12 AM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?

What a country! :o ::)  And they make such wonderful beer!

Only for a while longer. They'll soon be Muslim anyway.

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 11:24:39 AM »
I would not wish the yoke of Islam on any. It's stated aim is world domination, whether by conversion - persuasion or forced, or subjugation.
Sounds like capitalism.

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 11:25:28 AM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?

What a country! :o ::)  And they make such wonderful beer!

Only for a while longer. They'll soon be Muslim anyway.

O Lord, save the pious and beloved-of-God-and-Mor Belgian waffles! (40x)

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 03:34:48 PM »
Didn't Belgium euthanize a man recently because he didn't like the result of his sex change operation?

Here you go...

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/22/terminally-transsexual-concerns-raised-over-belgian-euthanized-after-botched-sex-change/

It even mentions other cases,

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Mr. Verhelst’s death came less than a year after 45-year-old twin brothers, who were deaf and lived together in Putte, Belgium, were granted euthanasia after learning they had a genetic condition that would cause them to lose their eyesight. The same year, a 44-year-old anorexic Belgian woman identified as Ann G, a victim of sexual abuse by a prominent psychiatrist, was euthanized to end her mental suffering.

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Re: Belgian Senate OKs Child Euthanasia Bill
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2013, 09:25:10 PM »
A step in the right direction, at least.  

Really?  How?