Dutch Woman Allowed Assisted Suicide After Arguing Mental Illness Gave Her a ‘Rotten Life’

Photo Credit: Julia Freeman Woolpert

(The Christian Institute) A disturbing case of a 29-year-old woman being euthanized in the Netherlands has led to politicians speaking out against changing the law in the UK.

Aurelia Brouwers was killed by a lethal injection last month after arguing that she was “entitled to a dignified death” because of her “rotten life.”

Brouwers maintained an online blog about her experiences of suffering from depression and a borderline personality disorder.

Lord Carlile of Berriew of campaign group Living and Dying Well said he was “horrified” at the death.

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  • bowie1

    Life is difficult but we carry on such as caring for someone who has several health issues that ends with her having frequent trips to the hospital. It is also depressing for me but God does not promise a smooth ride.

  • Nidalap

    Hmph. Young, physically healthy folks getting in on the assisted suicide deal.
    Who could have possibly seen that coming…oh right, all us ‘fear mongers’…

    • Enniscorthy

      Are you suggesting they want to kill people for the heck of it? I’m not sure what you’re suggesting. I can only tell you that when I reach a point in my life where there is no quality of life at all and I’m suffering pain needlessly, I would welcome an assisted death.

  • Robin Egg

    So incredibly sad. Instead of reaching out to her with care and love, they killed her because she asked them to.

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    So sad 🙁

  • Michael Link

    the slippery slope just got a little more greasy…