Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12

People in Europe are being euthanized without their consent

By Cassy Fiano
Live Action News - April 27, 2018

What happens after assisted suicide becomes legal? According to its advocates, it merely ensures that people will be able to choose death on their own terms — to, as they say, choose death with “dignity” instead of suffering incredible pain as they die slowly of a terminal disease. They promise there will be safeguards to prevent its abuse, that people with mental illnesses will be kept safe, and it will solely be restricted to people who are actively dying.

The reality is quite different.

Wherever assisted suicide has been legalized, abuses inevitably happen. People are pressured to accept euthanasia rather than receive treatment for their illness. The safeguards for euthanasia slowly fall by the wayside, and people are euthanized for increasingly frivolous reasons. And in Europe, new reports show that people are being euthanized without their consent.

A study in the British Journal of Cancer found that approximately 10 percent of all cancer patients in Belgium chose assisted suicide, rather than fighting their disease. More disturbingly, nearly two percent of cases resulted in assisted suicide without an explicit patient request for it. The percentages were based on physician response to an end-of-life survey about cancer patients. Disturbingly, some people clearly seem to be choosing assisted suicide, not because of their own wishes, but because of fears of how their disease was affecting their family; the reason in 28 percent of cases was the “wish of the family”, and in 12.4 percent of cases, an “unbearable situation for relatives.”

Full article at Live Action News


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