800% increase: Euthanasia spikes in Belgium, especially among non-terminally ill

Сases of euthanasia are spiking in Belgium, which legalized the practice more than 10 years ago and is often held up as an example of how to approach the issue. More and more people who aren’t terminally ill are requesting the practice.

The latest records paint a confusing picture. On the one hand, there are clear increases in doctor-assisted suicides in Belgium. As statistics obtained by Reuters indicate, there was a steady increase between 2003 and 2013. In the space of a decade, instances of people choosing to end their lives this way rose nearly eight-fold, from 235 to 1,807 cases.

On the other hand, an increasing proportion of these people are not terminally ill.

  • Grover The Polar Bear

    Well, killing people who aren’t terminally ill for no good reason is probably bad.

    But on the other hand, it’s Belgians.

    • andycanuck

      Don’t call them anything at all. Just ignore them.

  • dukestreet

    Politicians don’t care about the people over whom they have power. This has been a pretty obvious slide into a moral morass. Of course, since we’ve started on the same slide, what we see in Belgium, will happen a lot faster in Canada.

  • andycanuck

    There wasn’t a substantiating link but I read in a comments section recently that they’re doing organ removal from the doctors’-decision (and not the families’) killed patients.

  • Achmed

    These doctors know they have to make room for the New Caliphate!

  • disqusW6sf

    This sounds like something the New Brunswick gov’t would embrace. Kill the seniors, take their money and run.

    • k1

      yes that is exactly what is going on

  • DMB
  • Gary

    Justin and Wynn e now want older , or sick, Canadians to hurry up a die already so it will free-up more money for 10th century islamist refugees for welfare, dental care, housing , education and the costs to pump out Jihad-jane’s and Suicide-Syad’s to make canada and islamic hell-hole even faster than tghe dawah by the rabid savages for allah.

  • But… but… they said that there would be no slippery slope!

    • Will Quest

      Hold on to the sled …………………….

  • tom_billesley

    The aged in Europe will choose between assisted suicide or muslim care workers. Roll on robotic care.

  • k1

    The West does not breed fighters…only pacifists
    The pacifists realize they are going to be tortured by the Muslim Invaders but
    they cling to their pacifist beliefs because they know no other way …
    so they think…
    I will kill myself for my belief to remain pure and strong
    = why give the bastards a cake-walk?!
    … no one will remember your so called high ideals except …
    to laugh and say stupid people deserve to loose their life and country