AUTHOR’S WARNING: Assisted Suicide For Kids

Posted on: 6:29 pm, February 17, 2014, by

Pro-life supporters rallied at the Iowa Statehouse to push for protections on several different levels, Monday.

An author who’s known for his work against assisted suicide offered a warning for lawmakers to avoid what’s happening in some European countries where ill children can ask for euthanasia.

Wesley J. Smith travels the world telling people the dangers of the acceptance of assisted suicide. Monday afternoon, he brought his warnings to Iowa. “Before the crisis, before the legislation is being pushed,” Smith told the crowd.

Smith talked about Belgium where lawmakers recently legalized euthanasia for terminally ill children.

Smith said it’s important for lawmakers and Iowans, as a whole, to understand the issue. He said, “So that you can begin to think about what kind of society do we want Iowa to be, what kind of compassion do we want Iowans to express to each other?”

Currently, we don’t know of any bills likely to pass both legislative chambers that would alter assisted suicide laws.


  • Mitchell says:

    Yep, lets let kids suffer instead.

  • William Denison says:

    Just another case of the GOP stirring up something thats not even a issue and pulling the “its about the kids” BS. You repubs need some new tacics and please keep your guns and booze away from your kids.

  • Kristy says:

    I don’t really see that ever happening here, so he can probably relax a little.

  • Jeanne says:

    Never say never…I never thought I would see America with a Socialist President. Take a look at the culture then ask again whether or not this would happen in America…

  • Takes all kinds. This guys life revolves around other peoples business. Amazing. He thinks he has a right to determine other peoples choices. He must be a republican.

  • Theresa says:

    If you don’t think it can happen here, you are a fool. Do you think Iowa is a magical land where nothing bad will happen to you when you are old, disabled, poor and have nobody to advocate for you?

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