Euthanasia Grows in Deepest Darkest Belgium
Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002. No doubt most Belgians thought of it as a last resort for very exceptional cases. But only a decade later, at least five people a day are being euthanized in a country of only 11 million. The figure for 2013 rose by 27 percent over 2012. Euthanasia is becoming a normal part of life.
What is it like to live in a society where euthanasia is constantly spreading? Consider a few recent developments.
- Paralysed patients with neurological disorders are sometimes euthanized—voluntarily—for their organs. The doctors say that patients see this as a great opportunity for a final act of altruism.
- Patients are requesting...