Skip to comments.First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands
Posted on 11/09/2018 3:15:16 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago.
The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had "overstepped the mark" in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer's patient.
Prosecutors allege the patient's will was "unclear and contradictory" when it came to her final wishes.
The doctor, who has not been named, says she acted cautiously in the case. Her spokesman told Dutch television channel NOS that she welcomed "further guidance on the question of the wishes of incapacitated patients", but "regrets" that she is being prosecuted over the April 2016 case.
Prosecutors said in this particular instance, the woman "had regularly stated that she wanted to die, but on other occasions she had said that she did not want to die", which meant that it was unclear whether she wanted euthanasia to be performed.
So-called mercy killings have been legal in the Netherlands since 2002, followed by neighbouring Belgium months later. The two were the first in the world to legalise the practice, and all cases remain very strictly controlled.
Last year, almost 7,000 people chose to die by euthanasia in the Netherlands - equating to more than 4% of all deaths. Twelve cases were flagged for possible concern, with two under further investigation.
However, despite thousands taking the option, this will be the first time prosecutors have taken a case beyond a criminal investigation.
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Oregon is trying to copy Netherlands and Belgium.
In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die
A prosecution that needed to be done. The Netherlands has long been polluted with hordes of foreigners moving in from the south and east. The place is crowded with them, their cultures and their policies. They talk about life but bring gangster politics and death.
On the eve of the WWI Centenary, its worth noting that even postwar Europe did not need any ‘help’ in committing cultural suicide via its godless paths into moral darkness.
To their ‘credit’ as it were: foreign populations in Europe by contrast have robust birthrates and family structures.
If these drugs are good enough for patients, then they are the ones to use on Death Row inmates, how can they challenge a approved Euthanasia drug for sick people?
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