Netherlands, euthanasia and the very slippery slope

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In 2002 the Netherlands legalised euthanasia, making it the first country to declare it legal for doctors to assist in suicides.1 A 25-year review published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that death by assisted suicide rose from 1.7% in 1990 before it was legal, to 4.5% in 2015.2


In July LifeSiteNews reported that euthanasia in the Netherlands is getting so out of hand that 200 Dutch doctors took out an advertisement in a major newspaper which stated:

“[Assisted suicide] for someone who cannot confirm he wants to die? No, we will not do that. Our moral reluctance to end the life of a defenseless man is too great.”3

As Victoria now debates euthanasia laws, Andrew Bolt asks if Victoria’s politicians have even looked at what’s happened in the Netherlands.



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