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Healthy Males Euthanized in Europe

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Euthanasia, the other abortion.


Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says.

The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14.


Some headlines say "Twins brothers KILLED by doctors after seeking euthanasia"

Isn't that overblown? The doctors didn't kill the twins, not in the manner which the publications seek to express.

The brothers were healthy other than the fact they were apparently going to lose their eye sight.

The questions!

1.If we do not own our lives, are we really free?

2.Should a person's desire to die be beyond the influence or control of religious, social, and political lobbies/institutions?

3.Why should a person be slave to oppressive religious 'values' or invasive government policy? Especially if the suffering person is not a member of that religion/political party?


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Fun times here!
Some people apparently do not understand euthanasia laws in Belgium.
But, in their defense, it is an American conservative board, so details and facts are of course overlooked.

"Why did somebody else have to do the deed? They turned suicide into murder."

I'm not sure how it's murder when the law allows for doctor administered euthanasia.

"This outrage devalues all our lives—it says that unless you’re perfect, you are to be eliminated. I thought liberals like to think they’re the ones who care about the disabled"-Conservativegreatgrandma

I'm not sure granny read the article correctly. The brothers decided to
end their lives before going blind. The decision was not made for them.

"Good reason to not get sick or hurt in Europe."

Because if you sneeze you get killed? :rofl:

"Sad that even though the Nazis were driven from Belgium so long ago, their policies towards the disabled are being willingly implemented."

Did the Nazis allow for people to opt out of life if they were suffering? That would be news to me and a sign that maybe the Nazis weren't all that bad after all :P

"Abortion, Islam, Communism/Socialism, Atheism. Pray for America, still the last chance for Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." -FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)

Not sure how white trash connects the dots but if the pursuit of happiness no longer exists because of illness and disease why is it the same as...uh...atheism?

"ObamaCare, IMO, is the next Holocaust." -ExTexasredhead

Hahahahahahaa! Love this one. I have not read the entire Obamacare document/legislation but I am pretty sure it does not include provisions for rounding up Jews and killing them, or anyone else.

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VelvetFish Jan 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
my opinion; if people want to opt out and die in a peaceful, dignified, and effective way, they should have that right.

(not that i'm condoning suicide; by all means, if you have issues, SEEK HELP.)
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They wanted euthanasia, and I think that if someone wants that it's the duty of the doctor to help someone.
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Tinoculars Jan 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Why didn't they just kill themselves the classic way? I don't mean to sound snarky (for a change), but I really don't understand what prevented them from just committing a double suicide.
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:iconvomitbear:
Why should they have to resort to that when the state allows for a professional to assist in the process?
That's just silly.

The state allows doctor participation so they deed is done right.
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Tinoculars Jan 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I thought maybe there was a physical or psychological reason why they couldn't do it, especially since from what I saw in the article, they waited 2 years to have this approved and done? Could they have set a sort of pre-death will to say that the day a doctor confirms that they have gone completely blind, just put them down too? Maybe they could have had a bit more time or maybe even find a way to delay the blindness, were they able to see anything at all when they died?
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I think they were in the process of going blind, not actually being blind when they died.

Since they couldn't hear, I guess they wanted to go before the blindness set in and shut them off from the world.

That family has some fucked up genes
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:iconshidaku:
To be deprived of one sense is bad enough, to lose another? I'm not sure I can say I'd want to live that way either. I'd be pretty much down for ending my life after losing my eyesight(as an artist, a writer, an avid reader and so forth, it's pretty damn significant).

I think it should be the right of every adult to choose when to end their life, with some counseling of course.
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:iconvomitbear:
You can still sculpt poop without eyesight:P
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