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Germany Opens Door to Culture of Death


If there is one lesson I have learned in 22 years of anti-euthanasia activism, it is that you can’t compromise with the culture of death.

Once it gets its scythe through the door, it becomes like the universe: it never stops expanding.

Now, Germany has failed to learn the lesson by legalizing assisted suicide for “altruistic” reasons. From the AP story:

German lawmakers passed a bill Friday allowing assisted suicide for “altruistic motives” but banning the practice in cases where it is being conducted on a “business” basis.

The suicide pushers don’t think that was enough:

Lawmakers voted 360-233 in favor, despite fears voiced by many that it could lead to charges against doctors. The measure allows assisted suicide on an “individual basis out of altruistic motives” but threatens up to three years in jail for anyone who offers suicide to someone else “on business terms.”

This bill was one of four offered, ranging from outlawing to wide-open legalization. It is being touted as a “compromise.”

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