The Dangers of Euthanasia-on-Demand
October 19, 2016
(Chicago Tribune) – If the Dutch Cabinet gets what it wants, citizens who feel they have a “completed life” soon will be able to request public support for help in ending their lives. It is a frightening precedent that other nations ought not follow, and a policy the Dutch ought to reject. In a letter to Parliament, the ministers of health and justice propose a new law as a “solution” to the growing number of people who feel “tired of life” but currently do not have access to euthanasia — a practice that is already widely accessible in the Netherlands.
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