The following article is from the MercatorNet.com website and relates to proposed changes to Euthanasia Legislation in Belgium. Right to Life finds it disturbing that there appears to be a close parallel, between the proposed changes to the laws concerning Euthanasia in Belgium and the current NZ Medical Council’s view in regard to the conscience rights of New Zealand doctors regarding abortion. The New Zealand Medical Council has only recently backed down in an attempt to force pro-life doctors to refer patients to others who are prepared to ‘assess’ them for abortion.
Right to Life asserts that the flood of abortions that has occurred since the passing of the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977, was never intended by those original MP’s who were involved in the introduction of that legislation. The increasing liberalism with which laws have been interpreted in the social and health spheres in recent decades, is well known.
Attempts to restrict abortion legally did not work and through a loophole hundreds of thousands of New Zealand unborn children have died. The talk of legally restricting euthanasia to only the most difficult cases is wrong in itself, but also foolish. If there is any slackening of our laws it Will result in a tidal wave of deaths among the elderly unwell and spread from there. Just read the article below at MercatorNet