Euthanasia

Dutch doctors group approves euthanasia for incompetent people

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

As the slippery slope in the Netherlands euthanasia experiment is greased, other nations may follow.

The DutchNews.nl reported that the latest Netherlands euthanasia development is the change by the Dutch Medical Association (KNMG). Doctors may now euthanize patients with advanced dementia who made an advanced request while competent but who cannot consent to their death.

According to the DutchNews.nl:

The change in position follows a ruling by the Supreme Court in April 2020, in which judges said a doctor who ended the life of a patient with severe dementia had not committed a criminal offence. The patient was no longer in a position to confirm her written euthanasia request.

The Netherlands Supreme Court decision referred to in the article concerned a woman with dementia who had resisted dying by euthanasia, so the doctor first put a sedative in her coffee. The  woman continued to resist so the doctor had the family hold her down as the woman was lethally injected.

Canada is considering similar changes to its euthanasia. Sadly, the KNMG acceptance of euthanasia for incompetent people will make it easier for Canada to accept the same protocols.

Euthanasia is sold to the culture based on full consent and the freedom of choice. These protocols clearly undermine the requirement of consent.

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

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