From Abortion to Assisted Suicide to Infanticide

According to a recent survey, an astounding majority of Belgian doctors favor “after-birth abortion” for kids born with disability. In plain English, that would be called “infanticide.”

When asked whether it is morally permissible to “administer drugs” to end the life of a baby born with a “serious (but non-lethal) neonatal condition,” 94% of Belgian doctors surveyed said “yes.”

While the survey didn’t define “non-lethal condition,” it’s already permissible in Britain to abort babies with Down Syndrome, cleft lip, or club foot.

To be clear, we are not talking about Nazi doctors, or North Korea or Chinese party officials. Belgium is a Western, highly educated, democratic, modern nation which, not not coincidentally, has the world’s most liberal assisted suicide laws.

Certain ideas make other ideas thinkable. It’s how the unimaginable become acceptable. The slope from abortion to infanticide by way of doctor-assisted-suicide is a slippery one indeed.

Copyright 2020 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission.

Sweden: Report Shows Elderly COVID Patients Denied Care

Troubling information out of Sweden shows elderly COVID-19 patients were denied care thanks to confusing guidelines from government health officials.

A recent article at BioEdge highlights the fact that half of Sweden’s COVID deaths were in nursing homes:

The health authorities have received many complaints about how elderly relatives were treated. A consistent theme is that nursing home residents with suspected Covid-19 were immediately placed on palliative care and given morphine and denied supplementary oxygen and intravenous fluids and nutrition. For many this was effectively a death sentence.

“People suffocated, it was horrible to watch. One patient asked me what I was giving him when I gave him the morphine injection, and I lied to him,” said Latifa Löfvenberg, a nurse. “Many died before their time. It was very, very difficult.”

The problem seems to be that health officials in Sweden gave doctors guidelines effectively encouraging them to ration care to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

That led to elderly patients being placed on palliative care instead of being given treatment for COVID-19.

The article notes that giving morphine to a patient who has a respiratory illness — like COVID-19 — and then denying the patient additional oxygen effectively will kill the patient.

This story underscores why it is essential that our leaders and healthcare professionals value the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death.

Time and again we have heard stories about patients in Europe being denied care or actively euthanized thanks to bad government policies.

Similar stories have come out of states where assisted-suicide is legal here in America.

Being pro-life means believing human life is sacred from conception until natural death.

Just like abortion, euthanasia and assisted-suicide are murder, and they violate the sanctity of human life.