It’s long been predicted that the push to euthanise the terminally ill would soon devolve into a push to euthanise the inconvenient. What many seemingly didn’t realise was just how quickly we’d get to that point.
In the history of Australia, no sitting leader has gone to an election promising to legalise euthanasia as part of their party platform.
Children between the ages of 1 and 12 could soon be euthanized by doctors in the Netherlands, Health Minister Hugo de Jonge told Parliament last Tuesday.
If euthanasia is legalised then this is—as Aldous Huxley presciently predicted—the ‘Brave New World’ that we will endure.