Friday, December 04, 2009
An interesting story out of Holland today, where the former health minister of the country now believes they made a mistake in legalizing euthanasia. In the article, the former official said that they should have focused instead on palliative care.
One thing that leaps out at me in the article was the implication that they did it "too quickly." In other words, even though there would have been a focus on palliative care, euthanasia was still an option down the road. In other words, it seems she still thinks euthanasia is morally acceptable. And that is frightening.
Let's hope and pray that the Dutch conscience is fully awakened on this issue, but I am glad to see that there are at least some regrets being expressed. God forbid we ever go the rest of the way toward euthanasia here. Doctor-assisted suicide is bad enough. They never should have let Dr. Kevorkian out of jail.