The word of God warns us, when considering what appears to be right in the hearts of mankind. It always leads to a society of death. So even though the pain of disease felt by those seeking their own deaths is real, and the heartache felt by parents of children not fully whole grieves us, we as people of God can't condone mankind talking over the position of God and making these decisions of life and death.
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25 NIV
Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In
euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is
considering extending it to children — something that no other country has
done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.
Advocates argue that euthanasia for children, with the consent of their
parents, is necessary to give families an option in a desperately painful
situation. But opponents have questioned whether children can reasonably decide
to end their own lives.
considers giving children right to choose euthanasia
where euthanasia is already legal for adults over 18 years of age, wants to
extend the option to children. If the controversial bill is successful, it will
become the first country to grant minors the right to die. The decision would
only be legal with parental consent. The country also hopes to give patients
with early dementia the same right. The legislation was proposed by the ruling
Socialist party. The final decision requires the approval of parliament, which could
take months. The bill is facing domestic opposition from the Christian
Democratic and Flemish party, which stated that it will take the new proposal
to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary, AP reported.
X’ gender: Germans no longer have to classify their kids as male or female
has become the first European country to allow parents of babies born with no
clearly-defined gender characteristics to leave the ‘male/female’ field on
birth certificates blank, creating a ‘third sex’ category in the public
register. The law, passed in August, comes into force on November 1. It
was prompted by results of a 2012 study by the German Ethics Council, which
found the rights of intersex people weren’t protected well enough. The
legislation is meant to prevent parents from making hasty decisions on
controversial genital surgeries for their not-entirely-male-or-female newborns,
done to make one of the two gender characteristics prevail. "This
will be the first time that the law acknowledges that there are human beings
who are neither male nor female, or are both -- people who do not fit into the
traditional legal categories," University of Bremen law professor
Konstanze Plett said as cited by AFP.