The good news is that the Netherlands is still capable of creating something other than Muslim extremists. The bad news is that what they are producing is the state sanctioned killing of the sick and elderly by medical professionals.
The latest official figures also revealed a 15 per cent surge in the number of euthanasia deaths from 4,188 cases in 2012 to 4,829 cases last year.
The incremental rise is consistent with a 13 per cent increase in 2012, an 18 per cent rise in 2011, 19 per cent in 2010 and 13 per cent in 2009.
The rise is also likely to confirm the fears of Dutch regulator Theo Boer who told the Daily Mail that he expected to see euthanasia cases smash the 6,000 barrier in 2014.
Overall, deaths by euthanasia, which officially account for three per cent of all deaths in the Netherlands, have increased by 151 per cent in just seven years.
Were those data applied to the United States, euthanasia would be the seventh leading cause of death, killing 80,000 people and sandwiched between diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
What had been originally portrayed as an exceedingly rare procedure now has become commonplace. It is also abundantly clear that many patients, perhaps a majority are being euthanized without actual informed consent. In the above link we reported on this study:
We don’t know the exact magnitude of involuntary euthanasia but a study by Canadian doctors of euthanasia in Belgium found that over half of the 500 cases they examined were carried out without the express consent of the “patient.”
A similar study has not been conducted in the Netherlands but will probably reveal a similar pattern. Via the Daily Mail:
The number of mentally-ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland has trebled in the space of a year, new figures have revealed.
In 2013, a total of 42 people with ‘severe psychiatric problems’ were killed by lethal injection compared to 14 in 2012 and 13 in 2011.
It has also emerged that a Dutch woman in her 80s was killed by her doctors just because she did not want to live in a care home.
The case is the first to be referred to Dutch prosecutors by regulators since euthanasia was legalised in Holland 12 years ago.
And the Telegraph:
The elderly woman was suffering from back pain after a fall and was plagued by delusions caused by her …read more