SANCTITY OF LIFE
Netherlands widens euthanasia laws to include children under 12
April 21, 2023 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Netherlands will now allow euthanasia of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12, according to a report by the Guardian earlier this week.
The Dutch government said that this would only apply to up to 10 children a year and only for children who have no hope of recovery and who aren’t helped by palliative care.
‘The end of life for this group is the only reasonable alternative to the child’s unbearable and hopeless suffering,’ said the government in a statement.
Euthanasia for adults and newborn babies with terminal illnesses was already allowed in the Netherlands, but this new rule makes the country the second in the world after Belgium to allow euthanasia of kids up to the age of 12.
Minors over the age of 12 could request euthanasia with a guardian’s consent being required until 16…” (These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren– Proverbs 6:16-19 [emphasis mine]. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them – Romans 1:29-32.)