German Nurse May Have Killed 84 PeopleBy Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition - August 28, 2017
If you think that safeguards can control euthanasia or that legalizing euthanasia will eliminate medical killings, think again.
First: Euthanasia laws lack effective third-party oversight. All of the laws require two doctors to approve euthanasia or assisted suicide (in Canada nurse practitioners can approve) and once death occurs all of the laws require the physician who carries out the act to self-report the act. No third-party oversight or witness at the time of the death is required. Physicians and nurse practitioners do not self-report abuse of the law.
Second: The abuse of the law that already occurs is usually not reported because the medical system lacks effective oversight and when abuse is uncovered, they rarely report the problem to the legal authorities, often based on fear of lawsuits. Just read about the Elizabeth Wettlauffer case in Ontario.
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