Good grief, indeed. Actress Patricia Heaton is reacting to the news that Belgium has moved to expand its existing euthanasia laws to cover — minor children.
The Belgian Senate voted today 50-17 to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further.
The vote today in the full Senate comes after a Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia.
The Netherlands already allows children over the age of 12 to request euthanasia with the consent of their parents.
The legislation now moves to Belgium’s House of Representatives for a vote. Heaton’s followers and others are equally shocked that minor children in Belgium might soon be able to request to be euthanized.
@PatriciaHeaton that is horrific and disgusting and disturbing!Why why why?
— Fly Fishing Patriot (@ConservativeTEJ) December 12, 2013
.@PatriciaHeaton This is an outgrowth of abortion culture. But people should also realize, abortion is equally bad! Both kill human beings!
— Tom Pinkerton (@PinkertonTom) December 12, 2013
— Rebecca Frech (@shovedtothem) December 12, 2013
@PatriciaHeaton who needs fiction when reality is so weird
— jon regas (@jonregas) December 12, 2013
@PatriciaHeaton It's unbelievable , terrible in what they're doing .
— TeamMusicCA (@cjm4545) December 12, 2013
@PatriciaHeaton Those doctors will have hell to pay for this.
— Kevin Lookabaugh (@kwlookabaugh) December 12, 2013
@PatriciaHeaton Terribly sad.
— Lori Brubaker (@Fleuri888) December 12, 2013
— Angie Vallejo (@vallejo_angie) December 12, 2013
@PatriciaHeaton I can't even get past the headline right now!!
— Karen (@karenellen45) December 12, 2013
That is some headline: “Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children.” That slope was awfully slippery, wasn’t it?
— Paul Cunningham (@RTENewsPaulC) December 12, 2013
Belgium Senate votes for child euthanasia. The culture of death advances. Europe has lost sight of the truth of immutable human dignity.
— Richard Waghorne (@richardwaghorne) December 12, 2013