Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Netherlands: Unsurprisingly, Now They're Killing The Defenseless

Wow, really? They're now euthanizing Alzheimer’s patients in Holland? I'm shocked. Surely this isn’t the slippery slope? And hey, what happened to the part of the euthanasia law that said patients requesting death had to be in their right mind? I guess I'm too picky . . .
Euthanasia on the rise in Holland: now being applied to patients with dementia
Euthanasia is on the rise in the Netherlands, and it is taking an even uglier turn than many would have expected.
Cases of euthanasia have risen from 2,500 in 2009 to 2,700 in 2010; but even more shocking, last year 21 persons suffering from the early stages of dementia, but who were otherwise in good health, were euthanized. All of these 21 “mercy killings” were subsequently approved by the official euthanasia follow-up commission. more

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