Source: The Federalist
A Dutch doctor forced “assisted suicide” on a patient with dementia. The patient had previously stated the desire for assisted suicide, but once the doctor was administering the drugs that would end the patient’s life, the patient started struggling in an attempt to stop the procedure. The doctor then had family members hold down the patient. A Dutch panel — assisted suicide is legal in Holland — cleared the doctor.
According to The Telegraph, Jacob Kohnstamm, chairman of the Regional Review Committee, which considered the case, said: “I am convinced that the doctor acted in good faith, and we would like to see more clarity on how such cases are handled in the future.”
This case illustrates the travesty and dangers of assisted suicide, and highlights the importance of valuing all life from conception to natural death.