Dutch Legalize Euthanasia

The Dutch parliament's Nov. 28 decision to legalize euthanasia will place more pressure on vulnerable groups such as the disabled and elderly, and it is another step closer to the practice of eugenics as promoted in 1930s Germany, Dutch pro-lifers say. The 104-40 vote in favor of decriminalizing a practice that has been tolerated for 25 years makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to have legalized euthanasia.