Relentless rise in euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands

By October 2, 2014 Recent News

Christian Concern 1 October 2014
Dr Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship has described euthanasia in the Netherlands as “way out of control”, highlighting the escalation of the practice of Dutch doctors intentionally ending the lives of their patients by administering lethal drugs and withdrawing hydration.

He reports that euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands in 2013 increased by 15% to just under 5,000, and that over a period of seven years there has been a 151% increase.
“What we are seeing in the Netherlands is ‘incremental extension’, the steady intentional escalation of numbers with a gradual widening of the categories of patients to be included,” says Dr Saunders.