Marlowe's Shade

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Dutch Docs Give Kids Another Shove Down the Slippery Slope

From Forbes

A child is suffering terribly from incurable cancer, and both he and his parents request a lethal injection of drugs to put an end to his pain.

According to a new survey, up to 60 percent of Dutch pediatricians say they would honor that request, were such a step legal.

In fact, a smaller but significant number of pediatricians -- up to 28 percent -- said they would be willing to resort to lethal injection in such cases even when parents did not agree with their child's wish to die.

The downward trajectory of the medical profession seems to be endless in this ethically hollow land.
papijoe 8:00 AM