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count down to zerotime.com » Terminally sick children have been secretly given deadly overdoses by British doctors in illegal mercy killings, claims retired GP
Dr Peter Saunders, of the Care Not Killing Alliance, told the Mirror: `There may be nothing in this. But if a doctor has intentionally taken the life of a child in the UK, then that is murder because euthanasia is illegal under British law.' Dr Irwin's comments came as the news that Belgium had extended euthanasia to children was met with revulsion across the world, but only minor ripples of dissent among Belgians. `Belgium has allowed the killing on demand of terminally ill children and has headed for the ethical abyss. A state which allows something like this is a failing state,' the conservative German daily Die Welt screamed in a column. The law covering euthanasia of minors is different to the broader euthanasia law. Adults can opt for death by injection if they find their condition intolerable and pain too great. Cases have included deaf twin brothers about to go blind. But children must also be shown to be terminally ill. The child makes the decision, with parental consent.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 02:11:55 PM EST
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it reads like a conspiracy site. This has had zero traction in the more responsible, ie non-tabloid, press, so I'm tempted to ignore

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 03:07:11 PM EST
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If you mean the claim that there has been assisted euthanasia of terminally ill children in the UK, it originates with Dr. Michael Irwin, an assisted euthanasia proponent, made in a radio show; and elicited this reaction:

PressTV - UK Health Secretary orders probe into child euthanasia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered the probe and pledged to investigate "whether the law was broken" after retired GP Michael Irwin claimed during a debate on LBC radio that UK medics illegally helped two sick children to die.

The retired doctor said that this has occured "in this country, very quietly. I know of one or two children over the last few years,"  adding, "It has been done under the pretext of what we call Double Effect where the child has been given huge doses of painkillers and so on, in order to relieve discomfort, pain and other symptoms."

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 05:20:16 PM EST
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