Netherlands Moves Closer to Death on DemandBy Wesley J. Smith
NRL News Today - November 9, 2017
End of “a taboo” on killing patients who want to die
Once a society generally accepts killing as an appropriate response to suffering, there are few limits to the kind of “suffering” that will qualify for extermination. The Netherlands shows the danger.
Permitted in a decriminalized form since 1972–and formally legalized in 2002–euthanasia deaths are skyrocketing.
From the Guardian story:
The number of people euthanised in the Netherlands this year is set to exceed 7,000 – a 67% rise from five years ago – in what has been described by the director of the country’s only specialist clinic as the end of “a taboo” on killing patients who want to die.
Despite the dramatic increase in snuffed numbers–and people from the mentally ill, to the disabled, even to a woman in despair over childhood sexual abuse dispair over childhood sexual abuse being killed by doctors–the reporter swallows the nonsense that guidelines protect against abuse:
In 2012, 4,188 people were euthanised by doctors in the country, all of whom met the criteria laid down under the 2002 law that made it legal: a voluntary and well considered request in the context of unbearable suffering from which there is no prospect of improvement, or alternative remedy.
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