Euthanasia for “completed Life” to be debated in the Dutch parliament

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Photo: DutchNews.nl

The Dutchnews.nl is reporting that the Liberal Democratic Party will be introducing legislation to extend euthanasia to people who are not sick or dying, but who state that their life is complete.

The article quotes recent polling that suggests that 55% of those polled in the Netherlands supported euthanasia for people who are “tired of living” while 33% opposed the measure.

The article explains that new legislation will be introduced next year.

The Liberal democratic party is drawing up its own legislation which would make it possible for the over-75s who consider their life is at an end to be helped to die and aims to present the measure to parliament early next year.

It is interesting that the Liberal Democratic Party is basing the “completed life” on age 75. What makes 75 a death age?

Last month I reported that a Belgian politician is also planning to introduce legislation to expand euthanasia for reasons of the “completed life.”

There is no definition for “completed life” which means this type of legislation is designed to abandon people with suicidal ideation to death lethal drugs.

Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.