Netherlands review committee says euthanasia on woman with dementia was done in “good faith”

Elderly woman said, “I don’t want to die” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Netherlands Regional euthanasia Review Committee has decided that a forced euthanasia done on a woman with dementia, where the doctor sedated the woman by secretly putting the drugs in her coffee, was done in “good faith.” The …

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We will help you die of boredom: Dutch govt

‘Completed life’ euthanasia will soon be legalised in the Netherlands By Michael Cook In the 19th Century a statue of Tanonius Marcellinus, consul of Campania (now the region around Naples) was unearthed in the town of Benevento. It bore a remarkable inscription, one which must be unique in the history of Western Civilization. It described …

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The Netherlands set to expand assisted death again, now to people who are not sick or dying

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Dutch government has decided to expand their euthanasia law to include people who are not physically or psychologically sick but who believe that their “life is completed.” According to the New York Times Edith Schippers, the health minister, read a letter to the Dutch Parliament on …

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Child Killing Center Soon in the Netherlands

By Wesley J. Smith Netherlander doctors kill terminally ill, disabled, elderly, Alzheimer’s patients, and mentally/ill depressed age 12 and up. They also commit infanticide of dying and disabled infants, even though that is not technically legal. Now, medicalized killing boosters want to make sure that children ages 1-12 have a means of being killed, with …

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Everyone to be Organ Donor in Euthanasia Netherlands

By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands, along with Belgians, permit organ harvesting to be conjoined to voluntary euthanasia. But now, Netherlands is moving to a system in which everyone is an organ donor unless they specifically opt out. From the Dutch News story: MPs on Tuesday gave a surprise thumbs up to a motion to …

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Killing the Mentally Ill in Netherlands

By Wesley J. Smith The Netherlands considers itself oh, so rational. Its laws around controversial social issues involve the concept of harm reduction. Harm reduction? Once the country accepted killing as an answer to suffering, it was sure to include the mentally ill. Now a new study reveals the law’s cruelty. From the Reuters story: …

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Netherlands euthanasia clinic approves lethal injection for a woman who was sexually abused as a child

By Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. On May 14 The Daily Mail reported that a 45-year-old Dutch woman known as “Jackie,” was approved for euthanasia based on psychiatric issues related to sexual abuse. News about this recent case comes after the shocking case of a physically healthy woman, in her 20s, who died by euthanasia …

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Woman, in the 20’s, who was sexually abused as a child, dies by euthanasia in the Netherlands

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2015 Netherlands euthanasia report that was recently released states that there were 5,561 reported euthanasia deaths in 2015, up from 5,306 in 2014. In addition, there were 109 reported euthanasia deaths for dementia, up from 81 in 2014, and there were 56 reported euthanasia deaths for …

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Dutch and Belgian doctors propose changes to increase the popularity of combining euthanasia and organ donation

By Michael Cook Several Dutch and Belgian doctors have proposed legal reforms to increase the popularity of combining euthanasia and organ donation in the Netherlands and Belgium. Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, they report valuable unpublished information about the prevalence of the procedure. So far, it has been performed only about 40 times …

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The Netherlands is normalising euthanasia

By Michael Cook A former member of a euthanasia review board in the Netherlands has written a stinging attack on the policy he once formed part of. Dr. Theo de Boer, professor of health care ethics at the Theological University in Kampen and associate professor of ethics at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen, speaks …

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Rushing toward death – Euthanasia in the Netherlands

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post that appeared at alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. In July 2014, Professor Theo Boer, who was member, for nine years, of a euthanasia regional review committee in the Netherlands, wrote an article that was published in the Daily Mail [www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2686711/Dont-make-mistake-As-assisted-suicide-bill-goes-Lords-Dutch-regulator-backed-euthanasia-warns-Britain-leads-mass-killing.html]. He …

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Study uncovers problems with euthanasia for psychiatric reasons in the Netherlands

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The journal JAMA Psychiatry published a study on February 10, examining euthanasia and assisted suicide for psychiatric reasons in the Netherlands. The study, written by researchers Scott Y. H. Kim, MD, PhD; Raymond G. De Vries, PhD, John R. Peteet, M.D., examined 66 cases that took …

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