Skip to comments.Dutch euthanasia cases up 13 per cent last year More than 2,000 cases reported in 2009
Posted on 08/11/2010 9:37:18 AM PDT by Nachum
The number of reported Dutch cases of euthanasia or assisted suicide rose 13 percent last year, the government said on Wednesday, spurring talk of a possible euthanasia hospital to help people end their lives. The annual report of the regional commissions that oversee the Netherlands euthanasia law said there were 2,636 cases in 2009, the vast majority of them euthanasia, or mercy killing, as opposed to assisted suicide, or helping someone to die.
That represented about 2 per cent of all Dutch deaths last year, based on figures from Statistics Netherlands. Of the cases, slightly over 80 percent were cancer patients and more than 80 per cent of the deaths occurred in the patients home.
The rise follows a 10.5 per cent rise in 2008, bolstering a campaign for more formal facilities to end peoples lives.
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In actual fact, Dutch doctors don’t bother to go through the paperwork. If they decide your “quality of life” is below par, you get the cocktail whether you like it or not. No one asks anyone. So any statistics on euthanasia in Holland are bogus right off the bat.
You know that happens here to, don't you...
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