Saturday, November 12, 2011

Netherlands: Seeking "Safeguards" Before Killing Dementia Patients

Oh puhleeze . . . This would be worthy of a Monty Python skit were it not so deadly. In the Netherlands they are now "seriously" discussing the safeguards that will be needed to kill dementia patients. Yup, just look at how well the assisted sucviide/euthanasia safeguards have worked up till now. (Hint: the safeguards thus far have been completely ignored, and people are killed at will, many whether they want to die or not).
Dementia patients' right to assisted suicide
According to media reports, for the first time a woman suffering from dementia has died in the Netherlands after having recourse to assisted suicide. She had signed an advance directive before falling ill, although assisted suicide is banned in the country for people who can no longer exercise their will. This rule must be changed, writes the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant, but very carefully . . . more

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