There isn’t a more divisive issue facing America today than that of abortion…

The line in the sand has been drawn by those who are for it and those who are against it — and there are very few people that straddle the line.

However, it seems that pro-lifers and pro-choicers may have something NEW to debate.

In fact…

It could be the next step in the abortion debate if the pro-choicers get their way. Which would be terrifying…

As what’s going on in the Netherlands is truly something that should alarm the rest of the world.

What happened?

Well, before we get to what happened, there is something about the Netherlands that you need to know…

The country is VERY pro-choice.

They have some of the laxest reproductive laws on the planet — which has helped them keep their abortion rates relatively low — as they’ve made FREE contraception readily available and have promoted sterilization throughout the country.

So, there’s an attitude throughout the country that life, and perpetuating life, just isn’t that important.

So, they’ve taken it to the next step…

And made euthanasia legal.

Euthanasia is a nice word for “medically assisted suicide” – but euthanasia sounds flowery and pretty – not scary or violent like “suicide” …

So, for the sake of calling a spade a spade, that’s what we’ll call it throughout the rest of this article.

When the Netherlands first passed their suicide laws, they were meant only for those that have a terminal illness or prognosis where death is inevitable. Which, some may argue, is a more humane practice (though, morally, it goes against the natural order of things).

But that’s not the meat of the matter…

No. What happened is in 2016, these laws were changed to allow NON-terminal patients end their lives too…

Meaning PERFECTLY healthy people can now walk into a hospital and ask for medically assisted suicide.

Recently, somebody did: a 17-year-old girl…

And officials acquiesced to her request.

This young girl was dealing with the trauma of three separate rapes . Instead of tackling her PTSD with therapy and medication…

She decided, at the tender age of 17, to just give up on fighting and end it all, writing in a post (before the Netherlands allowed her to kill herself): “I breathe but I no longer live. I deliberated for quite a while whether or not I should share this, but decided to do it anyway … Maybe this comes as a surprise to some, given my posts about hospitalization, but my plan has been there for a long time and is not impulsive.”

How can it NOT be impulsive?

At 17, the mind isn’t fully developed. Her mind was being washed with new and different hormones and feelings that only puberty can bring. She was still growing. Her trauma was something that the maturity of age could have helped her to overcome…

But she’ll never know. And for her parents or guardians to allow her to make this decision is absolutely appalling.

She continued: “I will get straight to the point: Within a maximum of 10 days, I will die. After years of battling and fighting, I am drained. I have quit eating and drinking for a while now, and after many discussions and evaluations, it was decided to let me go because my suffering is unbearable. Love is letting go, in this case.”

This is as heartbreaking as it is unacceptable.

This CHILD has just given up EVERYTHING and will never get the chance to overcome her trauma because she and her family gave up.

This is unacceptable…

But this could be where America is headed if pro-choicers get their way, because they have yet to define where the boundaries of “my body, my choice” end.

In this case, we know where it ends…

It ends when a child gives up their entire future with a permanent solution to temporary pain.

 

“What had he done? Something horrible, something terrible, but something he’d done as a child. Can you commit murder in innocence? It’s too big a thing for the human mind to take in, that’s the problem. And it grew with the ever-larger newspaper pictures of a girl who was near enough an angel, even before she died. Only the young die good.” ― Jonathan Trigell