9 Nov 2006

Euthanasia for suffering disabled babies

We read all kind of ludicrous stories about the Dutch euthanasia rules. It is like babies can be legally killed in the Netherlands. We think it is criminal to keep people, babies or pensioners, alive while they are suffering and have no change of improvement. Even the Sunday Times headlines:

Doctors: let us kill disabled babies

"In the Netherlands mercy killing is permitted for a range of incurable conditions, including severe spina bifida and the painful skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa.

Dr Pieter Sauer, co-author of the Groningen Protocol, the Dutch national guidelines on euthanasia of newborns, claims British paediatricians perform mercy killings, and says the practice should be open."

Doctors: let us kill disabled babies - Sunday Times - Times Online