More Patients in the Netherlands Ask to Die by Assisted Suicide
Doctors in the Netherlands helped kill 4.5 percent of all the people who died in the country in 2015, according to a recent review.
The data published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows more people are requesting physician-assisted death, and doctors are more willing to grant their requests. In 1990, just 1.7 percent of deaths in the Netherlands came through euthanasia or assisted suicide.
To receive a lethal injection or have a doctor prescribe life-ending pills, people from the Netherlands don‚Äôt need to have a terminal illness but must be ‚Äúsuffering unbearably.‚ÄĚ Most of the people whom doctors helped die were elderly and had health problems, with an increasing number of people without terminal illnesses....
The revolution against King Philip II of Spain that brought William of Orange into fame - a war between Reformed and Romanist forces - is so long left in the dust. Once, Reformers and Puritans from England and Scotland found peace and safety here. Today, no one is safe. My heart cries for the Lord to build His church there again.