Netherlands, euthanasia and the very slippery slope

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If those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then what hope is there for those who cannot learn from the present?


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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