Skip to comments.First private, door-to-door euthanasia service opens in Netherlands
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 cant 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.
Do the Muslims living in the Netherlands have such a delivery system?
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I looked at the headline - rolled my eyes - and thought Hoo Boy! Another wacky unbelievable story from my buddy Slings.
from the way the headline is written I assume they already had a public sector door-do-door euthanasia service?
Death makes a housecall in The Netherlands.
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD...
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD....
Grandma's cold in 30 minutes or its FREE!
Are the bodies then removed quietly, do you suppose?
My first thought in conceptualizing this is that Auschwitz is everywhere.
Ding dong. Zyklon calling.
They hope to attract new customers largely through word of mouth referrals.
(But no repeat business).
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.
“Do the Muslims living in the Netherlands have such a delivery system?”
Yes - it’s called suicide bombing. And they give volume discounts.
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap...