Proposed Dutch Law Would Allow Assisted Suicide for Healthy Elderly People

Pills III pd(New York Times) In the Netherlands, a country vaunted for its liberalism, a proposal to legalize assisted suicide for older people who are generally healthy but feel they have led a full life has stirred up an ethical storm in some quarters.

In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia for patients who were suffering unbearable pain and had no prospects of a cure.

Now, some critics say the country has gone too far with a proposed law that would allow people who are not suffering from a medical condition to seek assisted suicide if they feel they have “completed life.” Proponents of the law counter that limiting assisted death to patients with terminal illnesses is no longer enough, and that older people have the right to end their lives with dignity, and when they so choose.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The finest utopia on Planet Earth is turning into an unthinkable dystopia by losing out the Christian values. So sad. Europe needs Christianity for life and any meaning in life.

  • Jeff J

    Secular humanism is anti-life.

    Genocides
    Gulags
    Abortion
    Euthanasia

    Essentially it is the ideology of dead bodies.