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World Magazine: A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia laws.
National Review: A stunning 60 percent of responding physicians said they have killed patients under the Netherlands’ euthanasia law. And think about this: Eighteen percent of responding doctors could conceive of euthanizing an elderly person “tired of living with no medical ground for suffering.”
First Things: During World War II, German doctors euthanized disabled babies and adults. As Robert Jay Lifton reported in The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, no one forced these doctors to kill.
The Christian Institute: A judge in the Netherlands has allowed an 80-year-old woman to be euthanised, despite objections from the medical staff looking after her.
The Guardian: Almost one in five Dutch doctors would consider helping someone die even if they had no physical problems but were “tired of living”, according to one of the most comprehensive academic studies of such attitudes.
Life News: According to a new study, one in three Dutch doctors would be willing to help someone with early dementia, mental illness, or who is ‘tired of living’ commit suicide.
BioEdge: A Dutch end-of-life clinic has been reprimanded for the third time in a year for moving the goal posts for euthanasia. The Levenseindekliniek in The Hague helped a woman to die because she complained of severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
The Wall Street Journal (Access via Google): Two dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints.
Life Site News: Van Loenen explains how euthanasia has expanded in the Netherlands, not only in the number of yearly deaths by euthanasia, but also the reasons for euthanasia.
The Christian Institute: Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands have risen by 151 per cent over the last seven years, prompting fears about “steady extension” if Britain legalises assisted suicide.
National Right to Life: According to Dutch media reports , euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands in 2013 increased by 15% to 4,829. This follows increases of 13% in 2009, 19% in 2010,18% in 2011 and 13% in 2012.
It wasn’t just the Nazis: Now doctors [in Belgium and the Netherlands] can euthanize sick children, mentally disabled
Life News: It wasn’t “the Nazis” that caused the mass euthanasia deaths of disabled infants and adults. It was the eugenics ideology of the era that denied human exceptionalism. We are heading in the same direction–although certainly not mass murder of the kind that happened in Germany circa 1939-1945.
National Review: Dutch euthanasia gets ever more extreme. And now the euthanasia Life Clinic killed a woman because she didn’t want to live in a nursing home.
Christian News Network: A Dutch professor who once expressed his support for legalized euthanasia is now warning others that it can lead to a ‘slippery slope’ of a surge in deaths for practically any reason.
The Christian Institute: A Dutch academic who supported legalising euthanasia in the Netherlands has urged Westminster not to introduce assisted suicide, ahead of a debate in the House of Lords next week.
Dutch News: The senate on Tuesday voted in favour of legislation which will stop town councils employing registrars who refuse to carry out gay marriages.