by Pastor Seth Polk
There is an ongoing struggle for life in the United States. Sometimes those who value life, and desire to honor and protect it from its natural conception to its natural death, wonder if any progress is being made at all, and if it really matters in the big picture of the world. I can assure you it does. What is at stake, is not only the value of an unborn child, but the value of life at every stage.
In the country of Belgium, euthanasia is legal for people over the age of 18. Now, the government is considering extending this to children who are in pain, and also to adults who have early dementia. An article appeared in The Washington Post recently about this. In it, the slippery slope toward death is readily apparent. People are weighing in on the debate from all over the world. John Harris, a professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester said, “It’s unfair to provide euthanasia differentially to some citizens and not to others (children) if the need is equal.” Professor Harris and those who agree with him are advocating for murder, on the basis of fairness, and disguising it as compassion.
This is outrageous, and illogical thinking. The Christian Democratic Flemish party is opposing the legislation and has pledged to challenge it in the European Court of Human Rights if it were to pass. The legislation takes the position that if a child is in pain, it is permissible to take the life of that child. If an adult has the onset of dementia, it is permissible to take the life of that adult. [Read more...]