DOCTOR-ASSISTED EUTHANASIA is BOOMING in The NETHERLANDS!!!
In 2013, according to the latest data, 4,829 people across the country chose to have a doctor end their lives. That’s one in every 28 deaths in the Netherlands, and triple the number of people who died this way in 2002. The Dutch don’t require proof of a terminal illness to allow doctors to “help” patients die. Here, people can choose euthanasia if they can convince two physicians they endure “unbearable” suffering, a definition that expands each year. Residents here can now choose euthanasia if they’re tired of living with Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, depression or loneliness.
The DUTCH can now choose death if they’re tired of living.
That act is technically illegal in the Netherlands. Those who aid in euthanasia can face up to four and a half years in prison. But since the early 1970s, the Dutch government has treated assisted suicide much the same way it handles cannabis users: by looking the other way, honoring the public’s overwhelming view that people in the Netherlands should have the right to die. Since 2002, euthanasia has officially been decriminalized here, so long as certain criteria are met.
NEWSWEEK Journalist WINSTON ROSS took a trip to The NETHERLANDS to investigate the avalanche of DYING DUTCH: EUTHANASIA SPREADS ACROSS EUROPE.