Number of Dutch killed by euthanasia rises by 13 per cent
Voluntary euthanasia or physician assisted suicide, where a doctor is present while a patient kills themselves, usually by drinking a strong barbiturate potion, has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002.
Requests have risen steadily since 2003 when 1,626 people applied for medically administered euthanasia, in most cases by a lethal injection, or assisted suicide.
As previously controversial "mercy killings" have become socially and medically acceptable, the number of cases, the vast majority of medical euthanasia, have more than doubled over the decade to 2012....
Dreadful. Lots of these people are depressed- with good pain management and treatment for depression they will still in many cases have quality of life- they may feel pressured to end their lives prematurely. Scary stuff.
Dumbfounded... "Donât you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20)