Slippery slope arguments are a logical fallacy: just because there is a slippery slope does not mean that the next stage is inevitable, only that it\’s possible.
Yet those (like myself) who are opposed to euthanasia on those slippery slope arguments might have something here:
Euthanasia now accounts for two per cent of all deaths in the country.
That\’s for Belgium
The report comes just a year after researchers found a high proportion of deaths classified as euthanasia in Belgium have involved patients who have not requested their lives to be ended by a doctor.
Given that half of all euthanasia cases in Belgium are involuntary
OK, that last is a campaigner against euthanasia but there is some independent support for what he says.
Doctors are impressed by the superior condition of lungs taken from people who killed by lethal injection compared to those extracted from those killed in accidents.
Surgeons in Leuven between 2007 and 2009 successfully transplanted four pairs of lungs from people who died from euthanasia.
Cancer victims cannot be donors so the cases involved one person with an ‘unbearable mental disorder’ and the other three people suffering from ‘a debilitating benign disease such as a neurological or muscular disorder’. All of the donors had given their consent.
Umm, no, can\’t see any sign of a slippery slope there at all. Nope.
From why shouldn\’t people, terminally ill, in huge pain, be allowed to kill themselves to 1% of the population ending their lives being killed without asking for it. And the surgeons prepping up to harvest their \”high quality\” organs.
There was a cartoon in the South China Post a few years back (lost the cartoonist his job) about the Chinese practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners. The laddie was pictured asking people their blood type before inveigling them into anti-communist statements which led to their execution.
That the slippery slope argument is a logical fallacy is true, for it\’s not necessary that these things follow on. But even logical fallacies can be correct in the real world, as sometimes these things do follow on.
\”one person with an ‘unbearable mental disorder’\”
Killing nutters to get their lungs, eh?