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Deaf twins going blind euthanized

Anonymous
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Sorry the text is all off. But I got this from ABC news. What do you guys think about this? Is this acceptable to you or not?

I think its okay if you are dieing or in horrendous pain, but I am not so sure about just going deaf and blind.




 Belgium Euthanizes Deaf Twins Going Blind Email 79 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL. “They were very happy. It was a relief to see the end of their suffering,” said Dr. David Dufour. “They had a cup of coffee in the hall. It went well and a rich conversation. Then the separation from their parents and brother was very serene and beautiful,” he said. “At the last there was a little wave of their hands and then they were gone,” More than 1,000 people legally availed themselves of doctor-assisted deaths in Belgium in 2011, most of them were terminally ill cancer patients. The brothers are unique in that their illness was not terminal. Belgian law, however, allows doctors to euthanize “suffering” patients who are both mentally sound, over 18 and want to die. Belgian lawmakers are considering a law that would extend euthanasia to dementia patients and children, whose families and doctors consented.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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 Sad....

mom_dl6
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:55 PM

WOW i think....Umm not sure on this.

.Nobody.
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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Whoa. That's interesting.
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MeAndTommyLee
by Angie on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Huh?  I have to mull this about for a few...........

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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If they wanted to do it then I'm fine with it. I wouldn't want to be deaf and blind.
LucyMom08
by BS Intolerant on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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 It was their choice...I'm not saying I'd make the same choice, but for someone else? Not my call to make...from the account, it seems as if they were at peace with their decision...

NNB
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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They are fully grown and made their decision themselves, they should be left to do as they please.

The part on children makes me sick though
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other_mother
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I don't know. My cousin refused a life saving operation on the grounds that it would make him blind and he was already deaf. He didn't want to live and be unable to be independent. He didn't want to live and be completely cut off from everyone and everything. He was 21.

ZelisMommy
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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 I feel the same way.
Especially when I read they said goodbye to their parents...

Quoting mom_dl6:

WOW i think....Umm not sure on this.

 

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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I cant imagine living in a world with no light or sound

If they were of sound mind, I respect their right to choose
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