Daniel Callahan, President Emeritus and Cofounder of The Hastings Center, in a Mar. 19, 2018 article, "Does the Future Belong to Assisted Death?," available at, stated

“My introduction to the Dutch scene in the late 1980s was to see a slippery slope in the making, first in the Netherlands and then in other countries. In Belgium, for example, euthanasia is now legal for terminally ill children, as well as for adults who have mental illness and dementia, and who are ‘tired of living.’ The loosening of restrictions on who qualifies for euthanasia is evidence of the high value placed on individual autonomy in determining the time and means of death. It is a concept with no inherent limits.”

Mar. 19, 2018