Michael Cook has an excellent, must-read article on euthanasia at MercatorNet. Some key paragraphs:
But amongst the numerous Dutch victims of spongy-brained euthanasia syndrome some are more affected than others. Recently a distinguished group called “Out of Free Will” has complained that there are too many restrictions on euthanasia in the Netherlands. Even in the mercy-killing heartland, people are required to have some sort of terminal illness. But the new lobby group wants the right for to anyone sane over the age of 70 to die with a professionally-trained expert’s assistance. They have already begun collecting 40,000 signatures so that the Dutch Parliament is forced to debate the proposal.
That’s quite a slippery slope from terminal illness to having lived long enough. As Cook (and others note) 70 is pretty arbitrary.
Here is an article about the Vancouver Olympics’ fast and dangerous luge course.