By Wesley J Smith - published on Wesley Smith's blog on September 4, 2014.
It wasn’t “the Nazis” that caused the mass euthanasia deaths of disabled infants and adults. It was the eugenics ideology of the era that denied human exceptionalism.
We are heading in the same direction–although certainly not mass murder of the kind that happened in Germany circa 1939-1945.
But we too have accepted the idea that there is such a thing as an unlivable life. Indeed, in the Netherlands, babies born with serious or terminal disabilities are killed in their cribs by doctors.
In Belgium and the Netherlands, people with serious mental illnesses are euthanized–to widespread applause.