SANCTITY OF LIFE
Dutch euthanasia champion admits legalising assisted suicide is a ‘slippery slope’
September 16, 2020 — ChristianToday.com reports: “British opponents of assisted suicide are right to warn that it will only open the door to the deaths of healthy, vulnerable people, says a Dutch pro-euthanasia campaigner.
The Dutch Medical Association Journal quotes Dr Bert Keizer as saying that the legalisation of assisted dying is the start of a ‘slippery slope’ towards the ‘random killing of the defenceless.’
Euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002 for individuals who are deemed to have ‘hopeless and unbearable’ suffering. Initially, this applied to those with terminal illnesses but over the years, the law has been broadly interpreted to include people with non-physical issues, like psychiatric conditions and dementia.
Dr Keizer noted the law is now being widened to allow physically and mentally healthy old people to choose assisted dying if they ‘find that their life no longer has content’.
In July, a bill was submitted by to the Dutch Parliament proposing to allow ‘completed life’ euthanasia.
Dr Keizer predicts that the law will be broadened further to allow euthanasia for disabled children and prisoners serving life sentences ‘who desperately long for death’.
‘What our British colleagues had predicted years earlier, with unconcealed complacency, happened: those who embark on euthanasia venture down a slippery slope along which you irrevocably slide down to the random killing of defenceless sick people,’ Dr Keizer said…” (Job 7:1 asks: Is there not an appointed time to men on the earth?
God’s Ten Commandments are eternal. The term in Exodus 20:7 stating Thou shalt not kill is murder. Our Lord Jesus translated the commandment correctly in Matthew 19:18. All who kill and murder others will be eternally separated from God – that includes abortionists and euthanasia’s. See the next report.)
Canadian Doctors Get Ready for Child Euthanasia
September 28, 2020 — WND.com reports: “It never made any sense. The assurance that active euthanasia would always be limited to terminally ill, competent adults just never made any sense. Here’s the problem: Once a society widely supports eliminating suffering by eliminating the sufferer and redefines as a ‘medical treatment’ the act whereby doctors kill seriously ill patients, there is no logical argument for limiting euthanasia to adults with legal decision-making capacity. After all, children suffer too, so how can they be logically refused ‘medical aid in dying’ — or MAID, the current euphemism for euthanasia and assisted suicide — only because of their age?
The short answer, of course, is that they can’t and they won’t be, once a society generally embraces euthanasia consciousness, as is demonstrated by the three countries where lethal-jab euthanasia has been legalized and now has popular support…”
Controversial Down’s syndrome test introduced in Scotland
October 2, 2020 — The Christian Institute reports: “The introduction of controversial prenatal screenings for Down’s syndrome in Scotland is very likely to lead to more abortions, a campaign group has warned.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), which tests unborn babies for certain conditions more accurately, is now being implemented in NHS hospitals across Scotland.
But Don’t Screen Us Out has called on the Scottish Government to consider the impact it will have on the number of children who may be aborted.
Spokeswoman Lynn Murray said: ‘Disability campaigners have repeatedly called on the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland to carry out an impact assessment of the proposed rollout. Sadly these calls have been ignored.
‘Figures released last year realised the fears of the Down’s syndrome community that rolling out these tests would lead to a large drop in the number of babies with Down’s syndrome’…” (Dr. Van Impe has shared this before in the Van Impe Intelligence Briefing, but we want to share it once again.
In March of 2016, there was a program aired in the Netherlands entitled “The Last Downer” which was produced by a Christian group who wanted to promote debate about the value of people with Down Syndrome. In this program there was a clip that showed a spokesman from The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment telling a man with Down Syndrome that it takes the nation approximately 48,000 Euros per year to care for a person with Down Syndrome compared to 5,000 Euros for a “normal person.” The web page of Life Site News https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-dutch-research-institute-chillingly-tells-man-with-down-syndrome-how stated: “Putting a price tag on people with genetic abnormalities so that they feel like burdens that society is better without is not new. Civilized people around the world were confounded as to how the average German could have tolerated or ignored the Nazi Holocaust decades ago. But the “Ultimate Solution” started with the idea that there is such a thing as a human “life not worthy to be lived.” This program prompted a tweet by Princeton professor Robert P. George – “People! People!!! Do you not see where this goes??? Do the Dutch, who suffered under–and in many cases heroically resisted–Hitler’s domination, forget that the “final solution” began with the dehumanization and eugenic killing of the handicapped?” In January 2017, the Dutch Health Minister stated: “Society should accept screening out of children with Down’s syndrome.” In August 2017, CBSN: On Assignment aired a program that stated: “With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” How are they eradicating it? “Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.” This prompted a tweet from actress Patricia Heaton: “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.”
Twelve to fourteen million Jews, Soviets, Poles, Yugoslavians, gypsies, and men, women and children with mental and physical handicaps were killed in Hitler’s holocaust. According to the Guttmacher Institute: “During 2010–2014, an estimated 56 million induced abortions occurred each year worldwide. This number represents an increase from 50 million annually during 1990–1994, mainly because of population growth.” Keeping it at that estimate, there have been over 392 million induced abortions worldwide since 2010. The population of the United States in 2017 was 325.7 million.
What does the Bible say about the unborn? Samson told Delilah: …I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb… – Judges 16:17. David stated: For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them – Psalm 139:13-17. God told Jeremiah: Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations – Jeremiah 1:5. Luke 1:41 – 45 states: And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Does this mean that abortion is the unpardonable sin? No. II Corinthians 5:21 states: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Romans 3:22-26 states: Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. And we have the wonderful promise of I John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.)