Euthanasia for unwanted sexual attraction

From MercatorNet

A 39-year-old man has requested euthanasia because he fears that he may be a paedophile

The BBC asked Gilles Genicot, a bioethicist at the University of Liege, to comment on the case, as he is also a member of Belgium’s euthanasia review committee. He said:

“It’s more likely he has psychological problems relating to his sexuality. I cannot find a trace of actual psychic illness here. But what you cannot do is purely rule out the option of euthanasia for such patients.

“They can fall within the scope of the law once every reasonable treatment has been tried unsuccessfully and three doctors come to the conclusion that no other option remains.” More.

Reality check: It will not prove possible to refuse euthanasia for any reason. It’s as with abortion, you either slam the door on it or there are piles of corpses.

See also: Broadening euthanasia in Canada In Trudeaupia, everything has a right to live except you, but at least you voted for it.

  • G

    “A 39-year-old man has requested euthanasia because he fears that he may be a pedophile”….”cannot find a trace of actual psychic illness”
    –so the doctor is saying pedophilia is not a mental illness?

    As far as the man wanting euthanasia. I seriously doubt he really wants it. “Self administered euthanasia” is the easiest medical procedure there is. Tree, rope, ladder, some assembly required.

    More that likely this guy is a pedophile who hasn’t acted on his compulsions yet and is trying to end his compulsions rather than his life. The guy is f**ked up beyond measure. At least he knows it. Maybe he can sort it out eventually.

    • dukestreet

      Why not treat what’s really going on? His problem is a phobia with possible other ramifications. If we can’t arrest someone before they commit a crime, how is it acceptable to kill him for his fears. He should be treated & monitored by physicians & police since he’s already admitted he fears he will do something he obviously doesn’t really want to do.
      The problem with abortion & euthanasia, is that it severely distorts the value of life.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sure go ahead. I just don’t want to put in the effort thinking about these loons anymore. Kill yourself. I don’t care. Do it.