Sunday 23 July 2017

David Quinn: Savita's death caused an outrage, but the lethal injection for Belgian twins hardly prompted a whimper

IT WAS reported this week that in Belgium twin brothers were killed by lethal injection at their request because they believed they were suffering "unbearable pain".

Belgium, which is far advanced down the post-Christian road, is one of the few countries in Europe that permits euthanasia.

The middle-aged brothers, who had lived together all their lives and worked as cobblers, were both deaf and in the process of losing their sight. Therefore, neither was terminally ill, nor was either in physical pain. Their pain was psychological.

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