Netherlands Teen Who Was Sexually Abused, Raped Ends Her Life Due to ‘Unbearable’ Pain

(New York Post) A Dutch teen who was sexually assaulted at age 11 and raped at 14 chose to end her life because she couldn’t deal with the anguish anymore.

Noa Pothoven, 17, who lived in the Netherlands, wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post about her heartbreaking decision to stop eating — leading to her death Sunday.

“Love is letting go, in this case,” she said in the post.

“Maybe this comes as a surprise to some, given my posts about hospitalization, but my plan has been there for a long time and is not impulsive,” the Arnhem resident said in the post announcing her choice to die in the living room of her home.

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by the New York Post and not Christian News Network. The original article stated that Pothoven ended her life by euthanasia, but New York Post has since updated its report to note the girl rather chose to stop eating. Christian News Network has subsequently updated its post to reflect the edited content. 

Dutch News reports, “Although was widely reported around the world that she died through euthanasia – following an unconfirmed report from the Central European News wire service – the Levenseindekliniek released a statement ‘made by friends of Noa’ on Wednesday saying that she did not die from euthanasia, but stopped eating and drinking.”

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