I refer to the article in Life Site News by Brad Mattes: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/assisted-suicide-no-longer-just-for-the-terminally-ill
Here is my comment that they posted briefly, then took down.
I respectfully take issue with some of the points he [Brad Mattes] makes and ask for clarification, and make a comment on other points.
– Mr Mattes states: Assisted suicide or euthanasia is currently legal in Albania, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Would Mr Mattes please provide me with a link to the Act of Parliament in Albania and Japan that legalises assisted suicide or [voluntary] euthanasia?
The closest I can find is that they both permit turning off life support systems, which is also permitted in Australia.
– Next he states: Re Netherlands In 2013 — just 11 years later — it’s estimated they euthanized 650 babies. The use of the word ‘euthanized’ here is simply not correct! Research articles by Neil Francis, Dying For Choice, here and Prof, Colleen Cartwright confirm this.
On 12th June 2013 the KNMG [Royal Dutch Medical Association] issued a media release announcing that it had published a position paper on ‘Medical end-of-life decisions in neonates with very serious defects’. The media release stated that of around 175,000 babies born each year in the Netherlands, “around 650 infants will die, usually as a result of very severe congenital defects and in spite of the best possible intensive care treatment.” Continue reading