Slippery Slope – Euthanasia

When an apparently harmless action opens the door to harmful ones, you’re at the start of a slippery slope.

You see this in the avalanche of problems you get when you create a slippery slope for gender. Euthanasia also has a slippery slope. The Netherlands was the first country which started down this slope and unfortunately, they have only slipped further down. Recently, a Dutch court allowed an 80-year-old woman to be killed despite her doctors’ protest.

Euthanasia supporters constantly claim it can be done with safe guards. Putting aside the glaring point that they are proposing something which needs to be safe guarded against, the safe guards themselves are inadequate both in theory and practice. But they push them anyway with “safe guards” like the need for the person to consent to be killed and for medical professionals to confirm they are mentally able to give this consent.
Seems basic enough but once you create a culture where it’s acceptable to actively kill a patient, where life itself is negotiable, so is everything else.

Life and death issues need more than wishful thinking. Read more about this lady’s story to see what happens in the real world.

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