Parents permitted to euthanize their child? It's already happening - it's called abortion.
Wonder how long it will take before this happens on our shores..
Yeah, I'm not really sure how to feel.I see nothing wrong with this. That girl was in terrible, incurable pain. Would it have been more humane to let her suffer? Or starve her to death over months, as was the other option? Life isn't a fairy tale, happy endings don't happen in cases like this.
I see nothing wrong with this. That girl was in terrible, incurable pain. Would it have been more humane to let her suffer? Or starve her to death over months, as was the other option? Life isn't a fairy tale, happy endings don't happen in cases like this.
"THEY SHOULD HAVE LET HER LIVE THROUGH YEARS OF AGONY LIKE GOOD PARENTS"
I see what you guys are saying - she was miserable and the parents felt that it was best for her. I totally agree. The problem is when it becomes more common. Who gets to decide how much pain the child is in? Who decides who gets to make that decision? If the child is not able to communicate, how can you tell how much pain he is in? It seems like getting permission to euthanize is a difficult process at the moment, which is probably a good thing. Kind of like how we only whitelist people on the server after they put in the effort to make a couple posts - it filters out the ones who don't really care. As more cases come along, the process is going to get easier because people can point to other cases in which the child was euthanized. It's easier, yes, but it's also easier for parents who aren't really that invested in their child to get him off their hands. From the article:According to the UK Mirror article, Nancy was in constant pain and was being kept alive artificially. What was the mother supposed to do? Because if I was only being kept alive by a feeding tube and was in constant pain despite being on constant morphine and ketamine drips, I sure as heck would want someone to let me die in peace.
Weakening laws that protect the sick, disabled and elderly would put vulnerable people at risk.
And what starts as a law to help people can be used to terminate disabled babies as happened in Holland and Belgium, the only EU states with legal euthanasia.
I don't really know whether He had a problem with her choice. It would be a really hard decision to have to make - I definitely don't want to be in their place. However, I know that if parents are making this decision based on their own reasons rather than considering what is best for the child, God's going to have a problem with that.As for consequences... if there's an omnipotent God out there who has a problem with the choice this mother made, that's a God I have no interest in serving.
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