By Wesley J. Smith Joint suicides by elderly couples used to be considered a tragedy. In the Netherlands, doctors killing elderly couples together is a considered medical treatment (Belgium too, and at least once in Canada). Last year there were nine such killings. Details were not available on most, but one involved a husband dying …Continue reading "Nine Elderly Couples Were Euthanized in the Netherlands"
By Michael Cook Euthanasia is becoming so popular in the Netherlands that the country’s only dedicated death clinic cannot keep up with the demand. Steven Pleiter, director of the Levenseindekliniek in Amsterdam, told the Guardian that he needs to double the number of doctors. He is running a high-profile advertising campaign to recruit staff. “Doctors at …Continue reading "Demand for euthanasia surges in the Netherlands"
By Michael Cook For the first time since the legalisation of euthanasia [in the Netherlands] in 2002, a doctor may be prosecuted for not following the letter of the law, according to a report in the British Medical Journal. The case, which was reported by BioEdge in February, concerned a 80-year-old woman with dementia who entered …Continue reading "After 15 years, will the Dutch finally prosecute a euthanasia doctor?"
By Wesley J. Smith In the Netherlands, there can never be enough suicide and euthanasia. Think about it. Terminally ill people can be terminated by doctors. Chronically ill people can be terminated by doctors. Elderly people with normal physical aging, can be terminated by doctors. There have even been joint euthanasia killings of elderly couples …Continue reading "Because There Can Never be Enough Suicide"
There have already been some murders By Paul Russell The Netherlands legalised both euthanasia and assisted suicide in 2002. The data shows an overwhelming preference for euthanasia. In 2015, there were 6672 euthanasia deaths and only 150 assisted suicide deaths. The total comprising at least 4.5% of all deaths. In recent years the discussion about …Continue reading "Dutch right-to-die group confirms elder abuse risk – but doesn’t seem to care"
Nearly one death in 20 now due to euthanasia By Michael Cook More statistics about euthanasia from the Netherlands, based on the latest figures from 2015. Nearly one death in 20 (4.5%) is now due to euthanasia. The figures come from a letter in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “It …Continue reading "Latest end-of-life statistics from the Netherlands"
People’s lives are “terminated without request” in the Netherlands – known elsewhere as homicide By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) The data from the study into ending of life decisions in the Netherlands in 2015 is now available – and the conclusions are horrifying. Every five years the Netherlands conducts a study …Continue reading "Netherlands: 431 people euthanised without consent in 2015"
By Paul Russell, Director, Hope Australia Public challenges to the zeitgeist on euthanasia are rare in the Netherlands. The practice of deliberately killing patients in Holland has a long history reaching back more than thirty years. The Dutch, like their Belgian neighbours, have grown used to the idea. Promotion of the practice through sympathetic propaganda …Continue reading "The Dutch Mouse that Roared: a challenge to the pro-euthanasia zeitgeist"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Dutch News reported that the number of reported assisted deaths increased by 10% in 2016–with 6,091 reported assisted deaths, representing 4% of all deaths in the Netherlands–up from 5,561 reported assisted deaths in 2015. Since 2006, there has been an overall 317% increase in assisted …Continue reading "Netherlands 2016 euthanasia deaths increase by another 10%"
Meanwhile a famine threatens the lives of 20 million people there By Mathew Otieno On January 24, American President Donald Trump reinstated the so called “Mexico City Policy.” By this action, he choked American funding for all organisations that provide or promote abortion, under any pretext, outside the United States. The implication is that organisations …Continue reading "The Netherlands wants to fund abortions in Africa"
Relatives had to hold her down so that the doctor could give the lethal injection. By Michael Cook A Dutch doctor has been rebuked by a Regional Review Committee after she gave a lethal injection to a demented patient who appeared to be struggling to stop the procedure. The incident emerged when the Regional Review …Continue reading "Struggling woman with dementia euthanised in Netherlands"
By Wesley J. Smith Euthanasia advocates tout medicalized killing as being about autonomy. But it eventually becomes about making sure certain categories of people become dead. Thus, in the Netherlands, some patients have been euthanized who have never asked for it, a killing procedure known as “termination without request or consent.” Here’s another case in …Continue reading "Dutch Euthanasia Authorities OK Apparent Murder"