Well why not? He wants to assist us to die by allowing creepy, swivel-eyed 'doctors' to 'off us' if we say, as we all do from time to time, that we're fed up and enough is enough, or if our relatives shout loud enough that they just know that poor old gran'dad really doesn't want to live any more. And anyway, why shouldn't we help 'Fatty' Falconer to an early exit? His efforts in government with his old buddy Blair were mostly a complete waste of oxygen and this idea which he is pushing through the Lords is a disaster hurtling towards us all.
Prof. Theo Boer, unlike 'Fatty' Falconer, actually knows where-of he speaks because he, as a Dutchman, was a tremendous supporter of euthanasia when the idea was pushed forward in Holland twelve years ago. The Professor poo-poohed his opponents when they warned that allowing doctors to help patients to commit suicide would open the floodgates on the numbers of such killings. They were right and he was wrong, as he now admits with genuine shame because the number of such deaths doubled in twelve years. In neighbouring Belgium thay are about to pass a law that will allow doctors to assist children in suicide! As Prof. Boer puts it in The Daily Mail:
In 2001 The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia and, along with it, assisted suicide. Various ‘safeguards’ were put in place to show who should qualify and doctors acting in accordance with these ‘safeguards’ would not be prosecuted. Because each case is unique, five regional review committees were installed to assess every case and to decide whether it complied with the law. For five years after the law became effective, such physician-induced deaths remained level - and even fell in some years. In 2007 I wrote that ‘there doesn’t need to be a slippery slope when it comes to euthanasia. A good euthanasia law, in combination with the euthanasia review procedure, provides the warrants for a stable and relatively low number of euthanasia.’ Most of my colleagues drew the same conclusion.
But we were wrong - terribly wrong, in fact. In hindsight, the stabilisation in the numbers was just a temporary pause. Beginning in 2008, the numbers of these deaths show an increase of 15% annually, year after year. The annual report of the committees for 2012 recorded 4,188 cases (compared with 1,882 in 2002). 2013 saw a continuation of this trend and I expect the 6,000 line to be crossed this year or the next. Euthanasia is on the way to become a ‘default’ mode of dying for cancer patients.
Remember the likes of David Steel and sundry other pro-abortionists who absolutely assured us all that, no, no, there would be no mass killings of unwanted babies if doctors were allowed to conduct abortions. Today, in this country, we kill nearly 200,000 unwanted babies a year.
Be afraid! Be very afraid!