Once the pinnacle of civilization, the UK has succumbed to the culture of death once again. A mother was granted a petition to kill her own twelve year-old daughter, who was not dying of a terminal disease, not on life support, and not able communicate her wishes.
If you’re ill and unhappy, or just unhappy with life, death is the answer, according to supporters of euthanasia. Dying by your own choice is all the rage in Belgium, with a 27% increase in doctor-assisted suicides in the last year. Both Belgium and the Netherlands have legalized child euthanasia by the child’s own choice, although Belgium’s law has no age limit, so technically an infant could request his own death.
The sick devaluing of life into a simple equation of “quality” boils down to the same argument abortion-lovers use: it’s just too much of a hassle to care for someone else, so let’s kill them.
Liveactionnews.com chronicles the story of Nancy Fitzmaurice and her mother Charlotte Fitzmaurice Wise.
Nancy Fitzmaurice, born blind with hydrocephalus, meningitis and septicaemia, could not walk, talk, eat or drink, the Mirror reported.
Her health was so poor she required 24-hour care and was fed, watered and medicated by tube at London’s Great Ormand Street Hospital. Her health deteriorated and as she grew she would scream in agony for hours despite being given morphine and ketamine.
Her mother, Charlotte Fitzmaurice Wise, knew the pain her daughter was suffering was too much for the 12-year-old to bear. She deserved to be at peace and had the right to die, knew her heartbroken mother, who had given up work as a nurse to be with her.
Mother knows best? I realize the heartbreak of caring for a disabled person is difficult, especially when the condition is irreversible. But who gave a mother the special discernment and power to end her daughter’s life, when that life was not in danger, or being artificially prolonged?
So they killed Nancy, by starving her and dehydrating her to death.
The judge praised Wise for her “love and devotion” towards her daughter… which was shown by her fight to kill Nancy. The judge ruled that she had no quality of life anymore, and therefore, she should be killed by refusing to give her any food or water until she died. It took her 14 days to die.
A few years ago, a father in Georgia was tried for murder for starving his child to death, and convicted of involuntary manslaughter with a 10 year prison sentence, while the mother is serving a life sentence. In the UK, Nancy’s mother wasn’t charged or sentenced, rather the judge sentenced helpless Nancy to death by starvation. Such a sentence is a crime against humanity in every respect.
The suffering and agony a child suffers dying of starvation and thirst is simply horrendous. Nancy committed no crime, other than being disabled and a burden to her mother, and apparently, to society in the United Kingdom.
In America, we allow mothers to order the death of their unborn infants, without regard to the horrific effects of being poisoned or torn to pieces alive. In Washington, Oregon, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico, physician-assisted suicide, a form of euthanasia, is legal. It’s not much of a leap to see child euthanasia happen here.
After all, it’s nothing more than death-on-demand, anytime, at any age. That’s exactly where the culture of death wants us to go. If an individual doesn’t add enough “quality” to our lives, just kill them. That explains what they’re really saying when they send hate-mail imploring us “why don’t you go kill yourself”—they’re saying “if euthanasia was legal, we’d start with you.”
Remember that when the first child is murdered “to end suffering” here.