Half of Netherland's deaths are euthanasia

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    God told him to say that.
     
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    Blog: Santorum on Target about Netherlands' Euthanasia Laws

    A group called the "Patients Rights Council" in Ohio summarizes the Dutch laws. In reviewing that summary, consider these points:


    The law "requires" physicians to conduct euthanasia with "due care." The law redefines euthanasia and assisted-suicide from crimes to "medical treatments."

    Incompetent patients can be euthanized having previously provided a written statement. The written statement need not be made in conjunction with any particular medical condition. It could be a written statement made years before, based upon views that may have changed. The physician could administer euthanasia based on the prior written statement. [Italics added.]

    Teenagers (16-18) may request euthanasia. Parents or guardians need to be involved in the "decision process," but their approval isn't required.

    Children 12-16 may request euthanasia or assisted suicide. In this instance, parents or guardians must concur.

    A person may qualify for euthanasia or assisted suicide if the doctor "holds the conviction that the patient's suffering is lasting and unbearable." [Chapter II, Article 2, 1b] There is no requirement that the suffering be physical or that the patient be terminally ill. [Italics added.]


    Read more: Blog: Santorum on Target about Netherlands' Euthanasia Laws
     
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    Only god can give you permission to die?
    And governments too?

    Where is the liberty in that?
     
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    I think euthanasia is great.

    We treat our dogs better than we treat people.

    I hope it's around when I get ready to die.
     
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    Hopefully, someday we will have the love and compassion for our fellow humans that we now have for our pets!

    Meanwhile, there nothing in that link that would make me trust Santorum any more than I do now. From all that I have read, I would say he's vicious and dangerous. He is damn near certifiable.
     
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    Hopefully, someday we will have the love and compassion for our fellow humans that we now have for our pets!

    Meanwhile, there nothing in that link that would make me trust Santorum any more than I do now. From all that I have read, I would say he's vicious and dangerous. He is damn near certifiable.
     
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    We should treat people the way we treat pets.

    Where is the shelter where we can take unwanted people to have them put down? Round up the homeless, if they aren't claimed in five days, to the chamber with them.
     
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    We have lots of elderly storage facilities.

    A multi-billion dollar industry.
     
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    Pretty lame.

    Like I said, I watched my mother die a horrible death and believe in euthanasia.

    We treat our pets better than we treat our people.
     

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