Monday, June 22, 2009

As I think I've pointed out before,

we've already got a word in the English language for "involuntary euthanasia".

"I am a physician who has studied physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia since 1988, especially in the Netherlands ... Although the law calls for performing assisted suicide and euthanasia with the patient’s consent, it is often involuntary. The law also calls for obtaining a second opinion of another physician, but this is often never done. By 1991 the Remmelink report showed that 1,040 people (an average of three per day) were actively killed by Dutch doctors without the patient’s knowledge or consent."

But it's OK, because we've got the same kinds of "safeguards" as the Dutch do in all the euthanasia laws being put forward in legislatures around the world.


I was worried there for a second.

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