Families Can’t Stop Government-Approved Killing of Patients


WND is reporting that the European Court of Human Rights has just legalized the right of doctors to euthanize disabled people.  It’s not just ironic that it’s called the European Court of Human Rights, but scary to think that in 1950 this action was proclaimed wrong by the European Convention on Human Rights.  But now this policy has been approved and imposes euthanasia on patients who cannot agree or disagree and leaves their families with no power to intervene to save their loved one.

After the atrocities brought upon the world by Nazi Germany in World War II, western society held them accountable convicting them in the Nuremburg Trials for acts of unthinkable evil.  One of those evil acts was the use of euthanasia to eliminate those the government decided were unwanted, unneeded, and worthless.  Of course, the Nazis were the ones to determine the definition of unwanted, unneeded, and worthless because they saw themselves as the political elite ruling class who knew what was best for society.

The current court decision came about in the case of Vincent Lambert of France.  His family asked the court to protect him (he suffered head injuries in a 2008 traffic accident that left him in a quadriplegic state described as “minimally conscious plus.”  He is not dead and can digest food.  The court ruled that a bureaucracy can decide on euthanasia and his family has no right to intervene.

Gregor Puppinck, who represented Lambert’s right to life, said the court: “not only held that in Europe, we can legally induce the death of a disabled patient who did not ask to die, but in addition, it denies that patient the protection of the convention against mistreatment.”

Don’t think for a moment that just because it’s in Europe it isn’t important for America or won’t happen here.  America often follows Europe. The leftist progressives want us to follow Europe on virtually everything.  They believe the failed socialism of Europe is a good model for America (it may have failed there, but they think they know better how to make it work than the Europeans do).

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