As more Australian states succumb to the lobbying of euthanasia advocates, objections are continually hand-waved away by sneering elites. As always happens with these social justice fads, not only is contrary evidence ignored, advocates insist that there is absolutely no slippery slope.
Then this happens…
A 74-year-old Dutch woman with dementia was euthanized by a doctor who drugged the patient’s coffee without her knowledge and then had family members physically restrain her for the final lethal injection.
At the same time, Swedish scientists are urging cannibalism as a solution to climate change. We are officially living in a science-fiction dystopia: Logan’s Run, meet Soylent Green.
The Netherlands is the poster-child for the creeping death-cult of “assisted dying”. Their “safeguards” have been steadily eroded to the point that children, depressed teenagers (a tautology?), are being put down like so many unwanted kittens. Now they’re holding down grandma and shooting poison into her veins.
All absolutely legally.
The doctor, who has not been publicly named, was cleared of all wrongdoing by a court in the Netherlands on Wednesday, “clarifying” the country’s euthanasia law enacted in 2002 […]Patients with dementia can now be killed by their doctors even if they strongly object to euthanasia at the time, so long as they have previously given consent for the fatal procedure. In other words, if a patient were to change their mind about the assisted suicide, a doctor could still legally kill them against their will.
Now, it might fairly be argued that people with dementia can express a will to die while they’re still “of sound mind”, and be unable to do so as their disease progresses. Chillingly, though, that’s not at all what happened here.
In the case of this specific Dutch woman with dementia, she never once gave an express request to be euthanized. In her will, which was renewed about a year before her death, the woman said she would like to be euthanized “whenever I think the time is right.” And when she was asked if she wanted to be euthanized, she reiterated multiple times that her suffering was not bad enough to where she wanted to be killed:
“The 74-year-old woman had renewed her living will about a year before she died, writing that she wanted to be euthanized ‘whenever I think the time is right.’ Later, the patient said several times in response to being asked if she wanted to die: ‘But not just now, it’s not so bad yet!’ according to a report from the Dutch regional euthanasia review committee.”
She was killed, anyway.
Like the Dutch state, the doctor has something of a track record.
“A panel had previously cleared the doctor of ethical violations by saying she ‘acted in good faith,'” but that decision was overturned by the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees. On Wednesday, the doctor was again cleared of wrongdoing.dailywire.com/news/51688/dutch-woman-euthanized-against-her-will-doctor-was-amanda-prestigiacomo
The Netherlands is fast becoming a killing factory for unwanted humans. In 2017, 15 human beings a day were legally killed by doctors. Psychiatrists are rushing to catch up, too. Just 12 mentally ill patients were killed in 2012. Two years later, the number was 43. By 2017, that had nearly doubled again, to 83.