Thursday, December 02, 2004
Protection of LIFE, liberty and the pursuit...
Mrs. Bonjo doesn't often read the news. She really has no need since she has me. I provide daily recaps of relevant news stories in often entertaining and thought-provoking deliveries, practicing for my debut as anchor of the CBS Evening News.
Seriously, Mrs. Bonjo follows the main stories, but usually gets too frustrated at the idiocies of the Left to read much more. Last night I shared one piece of news with her that instantly made her eyes well up with tears.
I mentioned the Dutch Groningen Protocol. It's a disgusting illustration of government gone bad and the utter disregard for life that is eroding away the values of world society. This hideous piece of legislation actually allows medical professionals to euthanize [kill] infants. Newborns. Babies.
If a doctor determines a baby is terminally ill, they can end it's life. In fact, the protocol allows any child up to age 12 to be killed if doctors deem they have a terminal illness.
This isn't abortion we're talking about here. This is a living, breathing child. It's not a matter of "choice" (though faulty even that argument is), this is just plain murder.
Mrs. Bonjo's first question was, "Will parents decide this?" It was heartbreaking to see her reaction when I told her that, no, parents don't have a say in the matter:
"A parent's role is limited under the protocol. While experts and critics familiar with the policy said a parent's wishes to let a child live or die naturally most likely would be considered, they note that the decision must be professional, so rests with doctors."Any doctor deciding to terminate the life of one of my children must "consider" the fact that I will lay down my own life doing whatever necessary to protect the life of my own flesh and blood, even if it means ripping said doctor limb from limb.
I believe that any hospitals practicing this must first fly the Nazi flag. What they are doing is tantamount to the horrific genocide committed by the Nazis. If it's not perfect, kill it. If it doesn't meet our guidelines, kill it.
The reality of this issue is money. The Dutch have a socialized health care system. As such, the government pays for health care. And obviously, the government feels it has the right to make decisions that affect the bottom line. It seems to me the Dutch government is saying, "We know this child is going to die. Let's just save some money in health care costs and do it now."
That is a disgusting position for a government to adopt. The great nation of the United States was founded on the belief that governments exist for the "protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." When governments disallow for the protection of life, they disallow the protection of liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Cordeiro summarized discussing this topic by quoting from the New Testament. Those in Dutch parliament voting for this measure, and doctors carrying out this protocol would be wise to read this verse, in particular the consequences stated:
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. - Matthew 18:6Interesting... Isn't Holland below sea level?