Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
I oppose euthanasia and the extension of euthanasia to children.
Euthanasia is sold to the public with the assurance that it is based on a “freely consenting person” being approved, under the law, by doctors.
Children cannot freely consent. They can also be coerced in a different manner than adults.
I call on the Netherlands government to reject extending euthanasia to children and ensure that children who live with painful medical conditions be provided excellent pain and symptom management and not lethal injection.
I believe in caring, not killing.
On October 9 I wrote that the Netherlands government was debating the extension of euthanasia to children (1 – 12).
On October 13 I wrote that the Netherlands government has decided to extend euthanasia to children. Notice how they made an announcement without publicly debating the issue.
If the Dutch government doesn’t want a public debate, we will initiate that debate internationally.
The Netherlands Health Minister, Hugo de Jonge, announced that the change to the euthanasia law will not happen until after the March 17, 2021 election.
- The Netherlands to extend euthanasia to children.
- Belgium euthanized 3 children aged 9, 11 and 17.
- Is child euthanasia next in Canada?
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