OK, it’s been over 25 years since I lived in Belgium. There have been a lot of changes since when I lived there and it was a Catholic country. How Catholic was it? The TV News would announce what Saint would have his feast day during the weather!
So, I was in a bit of a shock to hear that a healthy, 24 year old woman with severe depression was given the OK for Euthenasia.
Did I hear that correctly?
To get an idea of how shocking this is: imagine that you had been away from the US and you learned that people in the US suddenly banned guns saying it really made much more sense than “gun rights”.
Get the picture?
It seems that the Belgians have become tired of the paternalism of the Church. Not sure if the Marc Dutroux affair had implications for the Church as well as the government of Belgium.
Anyway, it seems as if Belgium has swung to the opposite extreme on the issue of right to life: sort of like when a person who has been very religious and chaste suddenly goes off the rails sexually.