Demented patients can be euthanized in Netherlands

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at bioedge.org. Other news on the Dutch euthanasia front: the Dutch medical association, the KNMG, has declared that doctors should have the right to refuse to perform euthanasia. It is alarmed by news that the Dutch right-to-die association is lobbying for a “last wish …

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The Netherlands approves euthanasia for patients with severe dementia

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Netherlands government has decided to extend euthanasia to people with severe dementia who are incompetent to request death by lethal injection, if the person requested euthanasia while still competent. The new guide appears to be designed to protect doctors who were already killing people with …

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Dutch MDs oked to euthanize Alzheimer’s patients

By Wesely J. Smith The culture of death is like the universe: It never stops expanding. Once killing is accepted as an answer to human suffering, there are always new fields for the COD to inhabit. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is supposed to be strictly restricted (Please, make it stop! My ribs hurt from laughing.) …

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Dutch doctors have the right to refuse to participate in euthanasia, medical federation affirms

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Dutch Medical Federation (KNMG) has affirmed the conscience rights of doctors to refuse to participate in euthanasia. The DutchNews.NL reported Dutch doctors must retain the right to refuse to help their patients to die, the doctors’ federation KNMG has told the NRC [a Dutch newspaper]. …

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Netherlands euthanasia lobby pushes “kill pill”

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition NVVE [Nederlandse Vereniging voor een Vrijwillig Levenseinde], the Netherlands euthanasia lobby, has renewed its push for a kill pill that would be made available, free of charge and upon request, to people who are over the age of 70 [1]. In 2010, the Netherlands euthanasia lobby collected …

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Netherlands 2014 euthanasia report – another 10% increase

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2014 Netherlands euthanasia report was released indicating that there was another 10% increase in assisted deaths and assisted suicide. The term “assisted death” refers to deaths by euthanasia. The 2014 report stated that there were reported 5,306 assisted deaths, up from 4,829 reported assisted deaths …

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Is the Netherlands moving toward euthanasia-on-demand?

By Michael Cook A Dutch general practitioner is being sued for not approving the euthanasia of a 19-year-old woman. The tragic events surrounding the death of Milou de Moor could become an important legal precedent if action is eventually taken against the unnamed doctor. Ms de Moor lived in the small town of Zaamslag, near …

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1/3 Dutch GPs Would Kill Mentally Ill!

By Wesley J. Smith Whoa! Don’t tell me that euthanasia doesn’t lead off a vertical moral cliff: A recent survey of Netherlander MD general practitioners found that very high percentages would kill cancer patients, and 1/3 would be willing to euthanize the mentally ill. From the PsychCentral story: For mental illness, only 34 percent would …

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27% of Dutch physicians would considering “assisting” someone ‘tired of living’ to die

By Dave Andrusko Depending on which question you focus on, the response from physicians to researchers in the Netherlands ran the gamut from terrible to horrible. More than 1,400 Dutch physicians responded to a survey about what circumstances they would consider performing what they called euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS). The survey was published this …

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The Netherlander Euthanasia Contagion

  By Wesley J. Smith Newsweek has a long article–in which I briefly appear–exploring how and why the euthanasia monster broke its fetters to turn the Netherlands into ground zero for the culture of death (now seriously challenged by the even more death-enthusiastic Belgians). Reporter Winston Ross interviewed experts and the impacted on both sides …

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Three days before Great Britain resumes debate, the Daily Mail publishes alarming look at increase in “assisted dying” in the Netherland

  By Dave Andrusko This Friday the British House of Lords will resume its debate on Lord Falconer’s very dangerous “Assisted Dying Bill.” The Daily Mail is to be highly commended for its thorough—and thoroughly alarming—look today at euthanasia in the Netherlands, the overall number and more specifically those who were diagnosed as “mentally ill.” …

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