Belgian Catholic hospital “adjusts” its views on euthanasia

From Michael Cook at MercatorNet,

A religious order in the Catholic Church, the Brothers of Charity, is responsible for a large proportion of beds for psychiatric patients in Belgium – about 5,000 of them. The international head of the order, Brother René Stockman, is a Belgian who has been one of the leading opponents of euthanasia in recent years.

Nonetheless, in a surprise move this week, the board controlling the institutions of the Brothers of Charity announced that from now on, it will allow euthanasia to take place in their psychiatric hospitals. In a statement posted on their website the Brothers of Charity explain the policy shift.

“We take seriously unbearable and hopeless suffering and patients’ request for euthanasia. On the other hand, we do want to protect lives and ensure that euthanasia is performed only if there is no more possibility to provide a reasonable perspective to treat the patient.”More.

Reality check:  If they can abandon the Catholic view of suffering so easily, we may reasonably doubt that they would take risks to save anyone else. But they will remain in charge of the structure of their institution.

Euthanasia is happening way faster than abortion did. And in the age of euthanasia, we’re all “the fetus” now.

See also: Australia: Shutting down opposition to euthanasia at a medical conference

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If they will murder babies for convenience they will most certainly do the same for us once we become too much trouble, too expensive, or just inconvenient or embarrassing.

    • Exactly.

      How long did it take for a report to come out stating that euthanasia would save millions of dollars?

      There’s your “death with dignity”.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        That will transmutate into an “ethical obligation to die” because you are a burden on others (just think of the children) and you are taking resources that the more deserving need.
        The only way to reach advanced age will be to get rich enough in life that you can pay for your own non-rationed health care.
        They will readily kill you off just to spend the money on some immigrant that is a member of a more reliable voting block.

        • WalterBannon

          Wynne’s secret plan for how to balance the budget in Ontario

        • Something that is nearly impossible because of Big Government and their “fair share”.

    • WalterBannon

      they already do. In Canada it is called health care. its when they recommend palliative care when they decide your parents cost to much to give them proper health care

  • mark

    And Pope Snowflake will be condemning them, never. Bring Back Benedict XVI

  • Millie_Woods

    “..it will be hard to find an institution in Belgium where euthanasia is not being offered as an option”.

    Would you like to be euthanized along with that order of fries?

  • BillyHW

    Guaranteed that “Brother” Stockman takes regular sexual pleasure from rectum and faeces.

  • Maggat

    Denyse, it gets a bit unnerving when one gets into their mid 70s with a few health problems and someone has the off switch in their hands.