Dutch Doctor to Be Prosecuted for Euthanizing Woman With Dementia Despite Her Resistance

(The Christian Institute) A doctor has been charged with unlawfully ending a patient’s life in the first case of its kind since euthanasia was legalized in the Netherlands in 2002.

The nursing home doctor, who remains anonymous, administered a lethal injection to a 74-year-old dementia patient despite the fact that her will was “unclear and contradictory.”

Prosecutors have said that the doctor had “not acted carefully” and “overstepped a line.”

In 2016, the doctor slipped sedatives into the patient’s coffee before asking their family members to help pin her down.

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