Delaware bill would allow euthanasia for ‘intellectually disabled’ | News | LifeSite

The bill ‘opens up a can of worms’ for abuse.

 

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Delaware bill would allow euthanasia for ‘intellectually disabled’

DOVER, Delaware, January 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Delaware state House is considering an assisted suicide bill that would allow the mentally incompetent to be killed.

Introduced by Rep. Paul Baumbach, a Democrat, the Delaware End of Life Options Act (HB 160) has an amendment which says “intellectually disabled” terminally ill people may be killed.

“These are people who can’t legally enter contracts! They can’t control where they live! They can’t make their own medical decisions! They also can’t vote, pursuant to the Delaware Constitution!” Wesley J. Smith wrote for National Review. “Yet, if they have a terminal illness, they are going to be able to commit assisted suicide if a social worker –who may be ideologically predisposed in favor– confirms that they ‘understand.’”

Source: Delaware bill would allow euthanasia for ‘intellectually disabled’ | News | LifeSite

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