This week, Belgium is taking an unprecedented step in abolishing age restrictions for its euthanasia law, extending the right to children. This would amend the law that requires someone to be 18 or older to include minors, but with certain restrictions.
Fulfilling a campaign pledge, French President Francois Hollande commissioned a report, now complete, which recommends doctors be permitted to “accelerate death” for the terminally ill. Draft legislation is expected by June 2013.
Americans spend money putting down pets, riddled with disease or unable to walk, or on horses for simply breaking a leg, yet our society, for the most part, ruled and governed by religion, scoffs at the concept of a suffering human’s right to die.