By Alex Schadenberg, executive director Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The news today is that the number of reported euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands increased in 2011 by 18% to 3,695 and that there were 13 reported euthanasia deaths for psychiatric reasons, up from two in 2010. Euthanasia for psychiatric patients in the Netherlands will likely increase …Continue reading "New Dutch Statistics Show Euthanasia is out of control in the Netherlands"
By Wesley J. Smith I have received some comment from correspondents claiming to be Dutch and reporters, contesting my article yesterday that describes some of the Dutch euthanasia horrors. They don’t claim I am wrong that about 1% of Dutch deaths are “termination without request or consent,” e.g., non voluntary euthanasia. They don’t deny that …Continue reading "Dutch Reporters Miss Stories on “Do Not Euthanize Me” Cards"
Jennifer Popik, J.D. Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Reports coming out of the Netherlands add to mounting evidence that physician-assisted suicide, over time, leads to the nonvoluntary euthanizing of patients—patients who neither requested nor authorized their deaths. (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/11/what%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9cchoice%e2%80%9d-got-to-do-with-dutch-euthanasia; www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/10/applauding-suicide-for-the-mentally-ill) In a recent article appearing in …Continue reading "Does Dutch Euthanasia for Patients with Dementia Expose a Threat to U.S. Patients?"
Editor’s note. This appears on the fine blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. An article in today’s DutchNews.nl reports that nearly half of the GP’s in the Netherlands have felt pressured by relatives to lethally inject a patient while 20% are willing to euthanize a person who is simply “Tired …Continue reading "Half of Dutch GP’s have felt pressured by relatives to euthanize a patient"