Charlie Gard Case: Does The UK Want To Follow The Nazis?

A comment from The Independent website regarding Charlie Gard sums it up:
“I am astonished by the comments on this site. Does the UK want to follow the Nazis?

I want to remind you that child euthanasia (German: Kinder-Euthanasie) was the name given to the organised murder of severely mentally and physically handicapped children and young people up to 16 years old during the Nazi era in over 30 so-called special children’s wards. 
At least 5,000 children were victims of this programme, which was a precursor to the subsequent murder of children in the concentration camps.”
We are a breath away from this situation in 1939:

In the Nuremberg medical process, Brandt said the following about the case of “Child K.”

“I myself know a petition which in 1939 was sent to the Fiihrer by his adjutant. It was that the father of a malformed child turned to the Fiihrer and begged that this child or life would be taken away. At that time Hitler commissioned me to take up this affair and to go to Leipzig at once, which had taken place in Leipzig, in order to find, on the spot, a confirmation of what was stated. It was a child born blindly, idiotic and lacking a leg and part of the arm. […] He [Hitler] gave me the order to speak with doctors, where this child was in care, to determine whether the father’s statements are correct. In the event that they are correct, I should tell the doctors in their name that they can carry out an euthanasia. It was important that this was done to the parents in a form that they themselves could not feel burdened by this euthanasia at any other time. That these parents should not have the impression that they have caused the child’s death in themselves. I was further told to say that if these doctors themselves were involved in any legal proceedings by means of these measures, the order of Hitler would be taken care of. Martin Bormann was then given the order to give appropriate notification to the then Minister of Justice, Gürtner, on the case of Leipzig. […] The doctors were of the opinion that the life of a child of this kind can not be justified. It was pointed out that it would be quite natural that, in such a case, euthanasia might be given by the physicians themselves in institutions of attachment, without any further discussion being made, or any precise indication was given. ” [15]


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