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Dutch to Send Door to Door Euthanasia Teams

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Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers revealed the proposals during a debate on euthanasia in the Dutch parliament

The Dutch government is considering plans to use mobile medical teams which would administer euthanasia to people in their homes.

The units, dubbed 'grim reapers on wheels' by critics, will be called in to kill patients when their own GPs refuse to administer lethal drugs.

The mobile teams of doctors and nurses would be sent out from a clinic following a referral from the patient’s doctor.

The proposals were revealed by Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers during a debate on euthanasia in the Dutch parliament.

In answer to questions from Christian Union MPs she said that mobile units 'for patients who meet the criteria for euthanasia but whose doctors are unwilling to carry it out' was worthy of consideration.

'If the patient thinks it desirable, the doctor can refer him or her to a mobile team or clinic,' the minister wrote.

The mobile units are being aggressively promoted by Dutch euthanasia campaign groups who want to expand the eligibility criteria for euthanasia and also to open facilities specifically for euthanasia along the pattern of the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.

They claim that 80 per cent of people with dementia or mental illnesses were being 'missed' by the country’s euthanasia laws.

They are supported by the Dutch Medical Association which this summer issued guidance effectively saying even people who complained of being lonely could qualify for euthanasia if it constitutes 'unbearable and lasting suffering'.

Pain: To qualify for euthanasia in Holland, patients must convince doctors they are making an informed choice in the face of unbearable suffering - which can include extreme loneliness (posed by model)

Pro-life campaigners in Britain, however, were appalled. Phyllis Bowman of Right to Life said the incremental liberalisation of Dutch euthanasia practice sent a 'terrifying warning' to the British people.

She said she found the proposals to set up mobile death squads 'too dreadful for words'.

'Not even the Nazis thought of that one,' she said.

In Holland, euthanasia is usually carried out by administering a strong sedative to put the patient in a coma, followed by a drug to stop breathing and cause death.

To qualify, patients must convince two doctors they are making an informed choice in the face of unbearable suffering.

It has long been suspected that numbers of cases are being under-reported, however, as doctors apply a liberal interpretation of the law.

Earlier this year official figures revealed for the first time that doctors have been killing dementia sufferers, including Alzheimer’s victims.

A total of 21 people diagnosed as having early-stage dementia died at the hands of their doctors last year, according to the 2010 annual report on euthanasia.

At the same time, a series of public meetings were held to encourage the elderly to learn about their 'right to die'.

The figures from last year also showed another year-on-year rise in cases with about 2,700 people choosing to death by injection compared to 2,636 the year before.

In 2003, the year after Holland became the first nation to legalise euthanasia since Nazi Germany, there were just 1,815 reported cases.

The Dutch government, however, insists that the law is not being abused.

 

'The greatest care has been taken to regulate care for patients who are suffering unbearably with no prospect of improvement,' said a spokesman.

 

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Slippery slope. According to polls, most people over 75 in Hollard are afraid to go to the hospital for it may be a one way trip. Government healthcare at its best. The old and infirm are drags on the system so if we can kill as many off as possible, it is a good thing.

 

Remember how everyone made fun of the "death panels"? This is part of it. What is happening in Holland is part of our future under socialism. Today it may be "voluntary" but the pressure will be on the death option. Tomorrow...?

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You forgot this:

'Euthanasia may only be carried out at the explicit request of the patient.'

Why do you have to make such dishonest posts?

 

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whenever I see a WB C&P (by the way WB, nice attempt at trying to add commentary) I wonder who will take up the 3 second task to refute the story.

 

 

 

 

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Slippery slope. According to polls, most people over 75 in Hollard are afraid to go to the hospital for it may be a one way trip. Government healthcare at its best. The old and infirm are drags on the system so if we can kill as many off as possible, it is a good thing.

Remember how everyone made fun of the "death panels"? This is part of it. What is happening in Holland is part of our future under socialism. Today it may be "voluntary" but the pressure will be on the death option. Tomorrow...?

 

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