From the right: Chal­leng­ing Europe’s Cul­ture of Death

New York Post - - POST OPINION -

Commentary’s Sohrab Ah­mari re­ports that a new le­gal chal­lenge by the re­li­gious-lib­erty group Al­liance De­fend­ing Free­dom “could shed much­needed ju­di­cial light on Bel­gium’s eu­thana­sia in­dus­try.” The case in­volves Tom Mortier, whose 64-year-old men­tally ill mother was given a lethal in­jec­tion — with­out his even be­ing no­ti­fied — al­though she was phys­i­cally healthy. He and his lawyers con­tend that Bel­gium’s ul­tra-lib­eral eu­thana­sia law “pro­vides nei­ther safe­guards for the vul­ner­a­ble nor suf­fi­cient ac­count­abil­ity for providers.” And, he added, “they have a for­mi­da­ble case.” In­deed, “the in­escapable con­clu­sion is that many doc­tors are killing their pa­tients with­out the main over­sight body even find­ing out.” The case is now be­fore the Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights.

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