Belgium Euthanizes First Minor

"The sky is the limit."

The progressive paradise of Belgium has just killed its first minor by way of euthanasia. 

Child euthanasia became legal in Belgium in 2014, though no instance had taken place until this past Saturday when Belgium’s federal euthanasia commission confirmed this the first case on record. 

According to LifeSiteNews, "the minor killed via lethal injection was 17. Some media also suggested the teen was Dutch. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal for children over 12."

Belgium's child euthanasia laws state that minors with terminal illness and "suffering unbearable physical pain" can be put to death alongside parental consent. It has been available for adults since 2002.

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, has called the incident a warning sign, saying that euthanasia ages will become much younger as the years go on. 

"None of this should surprise us," Schadenberg told LifeSiteNews. "Once you’ve allowed killing and you’ve said killing is OK, then the only question is who? That’s all that’s left."

"Once you’ve said it’s OK to kill, why would you not allow a 17-year-old in the same condition as 18-year-old, or even a 13-year-old who’s in the same condition as an 18-year-old, to have a lethal injection?" Schadenberg asked. "Once you say it’s OK for the doctor to lethally inject you, the sky is the limit," he said.

More than 2,000 adults were killed by euthanasia in Belgium last year.

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