Slippery slope: ‘loneliness,’ ‘fatigue’ now criteria for euthanasia in Netherlands

LifeSiteNews.com reports: “The Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) has released new guidelines for interpreting the 2002 Euthanasia Act that now includes ‘mental and psychosocial ailments’ such as ‘loss of function, loneliness and loss of autonomy’ as acceptable criteria for euthanasia. The guidelines also allow doctors to connect a patient’s lack of ‘social skills, financial resources and a social network’ to ‘unbearable and lasting suffering,’ opening the door to legal assisted death based on ‘psychosocial’ factors, not terminal illness.

The June 2011 position paper, titled ‘The Role of the Physician in the Voluntary Termination of Life’ concludes that the ‘concept of suffering’ is ‘broader’ than its ‘interpretation and application by many physicians today.’

Included in a broader interpretation of suffering would be ‘disorders affecting vision, hearing and mobility, falls, confinement to bed, fatigue, exhaustion and loss of fitness,’ according to the authors…

‘In the KNMG’s view, such cases are sufficiently linked to the medical domain to permit a physician to act within the confines of the Euthanasia Law.’…” (The mass murder of unwilling victims goes against God’s Holy Word –Thou shalt not kill – Exodus 20:13. Sad that Holland’s ministers have kept silent about legalized prostitution, drug abuse, and euthanasia. Holland’s leaders must repent and practice II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.“)