Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Belgians plead with Canada not to pass euthanasia law

'Don't go there' - begs Belgium citizens regarding assisted suicide
Prescription bottle. (Photo Credit: Charles Williams via Flickr)
The Canadian Parliament is considering Bill C-14, a controversial legislation that, if passed, would legalize euthanasia in the country.

But some citizens of Belgium, where euthanasia has been legal since 2002, have a message for Canada: Don't do it.
"Don't go there," Hendrik Reitsema, whose grandfather was euthanized in Belgium, said in one of the video messages created. "Why? You open Pandora's Box to the practice of killing as though it were a normal part of medicine."
The messages, relayed through a series of videos featuring Belgian doctors, lawyers, and family members of the euthanized, warns Canadians of the dangers legalizing euthanasia has for society.

Read more here.

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