Get Religion posted a piece about the Netherlands recent proposal for ‘mercy killings’ of newborns, called the Groningen protocol.
The hubris of the scientific community is disturbing:
The guideline says euthanasia is acceptable when the child’s medical team and independent doctors agree that the pain cannot be eased and that there is no prospect for improvement and when parents think it’s best.
Of course, to the doctors, there is no slippery slope:
Groningen estimated that the protocol would be applicable in about 10 cases per year in the Netherlands, a country of 16 million people.
Wasn’t this the argument 30 years ago to legalize abortion in the U.S.? The abortionists said, ‘Make abortion safe, legal, and rare.’ Since 1973, there have been 40 Million abortions, which averages to approximately 4000 abortions per day in the U.S. 95% of these are performed as a means of birth control. Abortion may be safe and legal, but is certainly is not rare by any measure.
A [worldwide] society that allows abortion and now euthanasia of babies who are believed to have no chance to survive places itself in the position of future, subjective killings. Is your newborn not smart enough for your tasts? Well, we can just give him a sedative. It’s better for everyone this way.
Abortion in the U.S. is a model of what’s to come if the Groningen protocol becomes accepted.