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First private, door-to-door euthanasia service opens in Netherlands
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

Posted on 02/08/2012 1:20:49 PM PST by wagglebee

February 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Netherlands Right-to-Die Association (NVVE) has announced that it will soon fulfill a promise made last year to open a private euthanasia “clinic” that offers door-to-door service, for people who can’t convince their regular doctor to kill them.

According to reports in the Spanish and Portuguese-language press, the clinic will serve clients who wish to end their lives, but have been refused help from doctors for “ethical” reasons. A report by Radio Netherlands says that the organization has mentioned patients who are “in the early stages of dementia and those suffering from chronic psychiatric problems.”

The NVVE intends to maintain six mobile teams consisting of one doctor and one nurse; the service will start March 1 in the Hague. The organization estimates that it will receive one thousand euthanasia requests annually.

Euthanasia has been practiced with impunity in the Netherlands for decades, and the law has permitted the practice explicitly since 2002, when a measure was passed allowing doctors to kill patients who experience “lasting and unbearable” suffering, and who freely request it.

Under the Groningen Protocol, the Netherlands also permits the euthanasia of disabled newborn babies.

As LifeSiteNews has reported previously, euthanasia advocates have since pushed for broader euthanasia rights, for those who are without the use of their faculties, and even healthy patients who wish to die.

Although the Dutch medical profession has shown itself to be broadly accepting of euthanasia, the announcement by the NVVE provoked a worried response from the Federation of Dutch Physicians.”

“In the worst of cases, people could die who perhaps could have received some other type of help,” the Federation said.

The NVVE insists that its mobile euthanasia teams will work with family doctors “if possible,” in the words of Radio Netherlands, and says that it “will conform to the Euthanasia Law” of 2002. However, such assurances are unlikely to appease critics, due to conflicting interpretations of the law offered by the medical profession and the courts.

“The mobile euthanasia teams are a direct effort to eliminate the lives of people with disabilities,” Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition told LifeSiteNews. “This is also a specific form of elder abuse because frail, elderly people who are unable to request euthanasia will be dying by euthanasia through these mobile teams.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; moralabsolutes; napl; netherlands; prolife
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When the culture of death tastes blood, they always crave more.
1 posted on 02/08/2012 1:21:04 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/08/2012 1:22:33 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 02/08/2012 1:24:03 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Do the Muslims living in the Netherlands have such a delivery system?


4 posted on 02/08/2012 1:24:36 PM PST by IbJensen (Sic semper tyrannis)
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5 posted on 02/08/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

6 posted on 02/08/2012 1:33:00 PM PST by Teotwawki (To Him be the glory throughout all generations.)
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To: wagglebee; Slings and Arrows

I looked at the headline - rolled my eyes - and thought Hoo Boy! Another wacky unbelievable story from my buddy Slings.

But no...


7 posted on 02/08/2012 1:35:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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from the way the headline is written I assume they already had a public sector door-do-door euthanasia service?


8 posted on 02/08/2012 1:39:33 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: wagglebee

Death makes a housecall in The Netherlands.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 1:40:35 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: wagglebee

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD...

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD....


10 posted on 02/08/2012 1:45:00 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Teotwawki

Grandma's cold in 30 minutes or its FREE!

11 posted on 02/08/2012 1:45:48 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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Logan 5.....

Are the bodies then removed quietly, do you suppose?

My first thought in conceptualizing this is that Auschwitz is everywhere.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 1:46:06 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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They might as well dress like the Grim Reaper when they visit their next victim and say,



"Hi! I'm from the clinic and I'm here to kill you! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!"
13 posted on 02/08/2012 1:48:51 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
February 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Netherlands Right-to-Die Association (NVVE) has announced that it will soon fulfill a promise made last year to open a private euthanasia “clinic” that offers door-to-door service, for people who can’t convince their regular doctor to kill them.

 
 
 
 
"Good Morning Sir/Madam.
 
I'm from The Netherlands Right-to-Die Association, and we're conducting a survey in your neighborhood on whether you're happy with your life and your current death plans.
 
It might interest you to know that your neighbor across the street has already pre-scheduled her Right-to-Die date with us, and if you sign up today I can get you a 20 per cent discount on your very own Right-to-Die plan!"
 


14 posted on 02/08/2012 1:50:25 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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Ding dong. Zyklon calling.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 1:53:07 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee

They hope to attract new customers largely through word of mouth referrals.

(But no repeat business).


16 posted on 02/08/2012 1:57:39 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

17 posted on 02/08/2012 2:03:46 PM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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To: wagglebee

This is cool. I wonder if you can purchase gift certificates? I would love to buy my Mother-in-law a visit. /big time sarc.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 2:05:07 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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“Do the Muslims living in the Netherlands have such a delivery system?”

Yes - it’s called suicide bombing. And they give volume discounts.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 2:05:35 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: wagglebee

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap...


20 posted on 02/08/2012 2:18:02 PM PST by laker_dad
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