The attempt of a number of radical anti-life MEPs, spearheaded by Elena Valenciano from Spain, to promote the culture of death through a “Written declaration on dignity at the end of life” has failed spectacularly: even though the draft declaration was open for three months, only 95 MEPs have signed it. This is surprisingly little, given that Socialists, Communists, Liberals and Greens in the EP usually lend their full and unlimited support to everything that is apt to underemine the right to life. To be adopted, the Declaration would have had to garner the support of a majority of the 751 MEPs.
In the European political left’s newspeak, “dignity at the end of life” is code for the killing of elderly and sick people, be it at their request or purely on the basis of an evaluation by others that their lives are not morth living. The reference to the “end of life” refers to the fact that what is proposed is to terminate the lives the persons concerned, but it does not necessarily imply that the victims could not live on for many years. In Belgium and the Netherlands, the two countries that are the most advanced in embracing the culture of death, euthanasia is available for everyone, including minors as well as people who do not suffer from any physical illness.