In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.
Advocates argue that euthanasia for children, with the consent of their parents, is necessary to give families an option in a desperately painful situation. But opponents have questioned whether children can reasonably decide to end their own lives.
Now, before the moralists and emotionalists get involved.
How in the name of everything sacred does someone NOT have the right to choose how they die. It's never made sense to me.
-If you want to eat ice cream, then eat ice cream.
-If you want to buy the blue truck instead of the red truck, but the blue one.
-If you want to die before your 19th birthday, go diaf.
It makes no sense to tell someone you can't choose death...absolute freedom, imho.
THAT BEING SAID...extending this to children seems very stupid.