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.