Abortion was the first step down the slippery slope of playing god. Add socialized medicine to a culture of death, and you will have people being "put down" against their will. Subtle and not-so-subtle pressure will be put on older people to ask to be "offed" when they are ill, disabled or debilitated by stroke and disease. The poor and handicapped will be especially pressured in old age to allow themselves to be "put out of their misery." It's going to be a brave new world. And, of course, sick and handicapped babies will be "euthanized" as well. I'd give it 20 years (max), if we're still around then.