There's a chilling new study in the medical journal Lancet on euthanasia's impact on babies in Belgium:
Nearly half the newborn babies who died in Flanders over a recent year-long period were helped to die by their doctors, a new study reported yesterday. Paediatricians in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium either discreetly stopped treating the babies or, in 17 cases, illegally killed them with lethal doses of painkillers. The study, published in The Lancet, examined the deaths of every baby who died within a year of birth in Flanders between August 1999 and July 2000. The results of a survey on the causes of death were stark: paediatricians who responded to the survey admitted they had taken "end of life" decisions in more than half the cases.
RELIAPUNDIT: No wonder the birth rates in the EU are so low. SHEESH: people marry late; have fewer children; live longer; collect more welfare - and want the state to pay for their healthcare and retirement. This is a recipe for demographic and economic DISASTER. And more and more it looks like the EU - or continental Europe, more accurately - is headed for extinction as a culture we recognize, and as a striving world power. Pathetic. Sad.
FACT: "The birth rate of the indigenous peoples of the European Union countries is now well below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman."
FACT: "THE number of people of working age in the European Union is falling so fast that a vast inflow of immigrants will be needed to keep the economy running into the new century and prevent the collapse of the pension system. Within 25 years, the EU will need up to 159 million immigrants to keep the current ratio between workers and the increasing number of retired people, according to a study by the United Nations Population Division."
They need a Thatcher and they need her NOW!
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