The Reuters story leaves out some details. The doctor had drugged the woman before starting to euthanize her, and instructed the family to hold the struggling patient down.
Unstated, but perhaps a contributing factor, was the increasing prosperity we have enjoyed in country in recent years.
The old have failed the young. Hate-driven shootings in schools and houses of worship, rising suicide and addiction rates — these are the most dramatic indications.
The carnage so bloodlessly described in the Belgian report demonstrates vividly the consequences to a society when it generally accepts killing as a proper answer to human suffering.
It’s a day to think about things that really matter, like countering the message of despair that twines around advocacy of the theory of Darwinian evolution.