The Assisted Suicide law in the Netherlands was originally deemed necessary to allow the elderly to die with dignity. But, it’s increasingly being used to get rid of the undesirables in society. Babies who supposedly have mental illness are being euthanized because the parents think a little baby can be diagnosed with mental illness for life and they think it’s too painful of a life for their child. That’s exactly what Hitler did with the mentally ill. It’s even sicker that it’s being done in this day and age when there are a plethora of treatments for most mental illnesses that work and allow the person to live a normal life. They will pay for what they have done to the weakest among us, and pay dearly.
Although the law was designed to help terminally ill patients have a dignified death, the right to die has also been granted to a growing number of people who are physically healthy but have psychological problems. Official figures show that 13 patients suffering from mental illness were euthanized in 2011; by 2013 this number had risen to 42 patients.
And it is not just adults who are being euthanized. According to the Royal Dutch Medical Association, as many as 650 babies are killed by doctors each year because they are deemed to be in pain or facing a life of suffering.
Writing in the National Review, Wesley J Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism has called on those who support assisted dying to “stop pretending assisted suicide is about terminal illness and admit it is much more about disability–which is why the disability rights movement remains so opposed as they are the primary targets. It is about allowing killing as an acceptable answer to many causes of suffering, whether terminal or chronic disease, disability, mental illness, or existential despair.”
I have several chronic diseases leading to disability. I guess in the Netherlands they wouldn’t consider me worthy of life. I personally think the problem in many cases is lazy, self absorbed parents, that see themselves as too good to parent a child with health issues. They’ll pay.