Dutch legislators have proposed a new law that would allow healthy elderly people to seek out assisted suicide even if they have no physical or mental illness, a new letter to parliament reads.
Health and justice ministers argued that individuals who "have a well-considered opinion that their life is complete, must, under strict and careful criteria, be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for them.
Euthanasia laws in the Netherlands are very liberal, leaving not only physically ill but also mentally ill patients vulnerable to assisted suicide. In one case in the Netherlands recently, this resulted in death for a depressed pati...
I have been reporting on the non-voluntary euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands for more than 20 years, the infanticide, euthanasia of the elderly “tired of life,” psychiatrists killing the mentally ill. Often people hear this truth...
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government intends to draft a law that would legalize assisted suicide for people who feel they have "completed life", but are not necessarily terminally ill, it said on Wednesday.
Proponents say there are valid reasons besides terminal illness to choose to die, among them loss of independence, deterioration and loneliness.