Belgian GPs ‘killing patients who have not asked to die’

Thousands of elderly people have been killed by their own GPs without ever asking to die under Belgium’s euthanasia laws, an academic report said yesterday.

It said that around one in every 60 deaths of a patient under GP care involves someone who has not requested euthanasia.

Half of the patients killed without giving their consent were over the age of 80, the study found, and two thirds of them were in hospital and were not suffering from a terminal disease such as cancer.

h/t JEH

  • Clear Thinker

    So right to do die has become duty to die. Dont sleep to deeply grandma.

    • Progressive government in action. One small step after the next.

      Each incremental step removes your control over your own destiny and gives it to some bureaucratic force beyond your control.

      First it is your money and ability to speak.

      In the end, progressives even find a justifiable reason for taking your life.

      More government please.

      Now wonder Europe is on a death spiral.

      And the Muslims are coming.

    • Waffle

      Your comment “triggered” something deep inside me:

  • John

    The so-called far right warned years ago that euthanasia would eventually lead to this. All of these eugenics policies have been introduced to the public in the most beguiling and appealing langauge possible. The murder of the elderly has been portrayed as a ‘right’

    • Exactly.

    • Alain

      In every country where euthanasia has been made legal, this happens. There are even cases where the adult children want to get at their inheritance and have the parent “euthanised” without his or her consent. Other cases where the doctors decide that it isn’t worth treating the patient and decide to take the matter into their own hands. Yet every one of these countries have all the so-called safeguards which we are told will prevent such abuse.

    • Clausewitz

      And to think the progressives laughed at Sarah Palin when she brought up the idea of death panels. My how the times have changed.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Soon you’ll have to opt out of mandatory execution.

    • andycanuck

      The Dutch are already ignoring families’ wishes and “do not kill me” cards carried by patients, so you won’t be able to opt out as for negative option billing. (To use an analogy.)

      • Doug Kursk

        Your analogy is apt, as the adherents to this school of thought (i.e. the commodification of human life) are bent on first making your life so cheap, useless and futile that your replacement will be as easy as flushing the toilet.

        When the state has decided that you are as disposable as a pair of used Walmart underwear, your say in your own existence will never enter the equation.

        As a bonus for the leftist euthanasia cheer leaders, those brown third worlders that they have imported en mass will never pay enough into the health “care system” to keep the average white Belgian well, let alone his/her granny.

        This was always the end goal for the statists, and those who decried the right’s stance were either seriously deluded, or were telling lies.

      • John

        In Holland most forms of palliative care have simply collapsed. So think of all the money the healthcare system saves not just by killing off the elderly, but also younger people who’ve been judged terminally ill. the fact some judged terminally ill go into remission and go on to live for years means nothing.

  • simus1

    As long as the murders are carefully restricted to aged relatives of the ruling elites, which they no doubt are, I fail to see any problem.
    That’s the great thing about Genocidists, they are always thinking up ways to benefit others.

    • Doug Kursk

      Mighty white of them.

  • Gary

    Premier Wynne is trying to solve the Health Care crisis for funding to bogus refugees and illegals by her subtle move to have seniors and Vets volunteer to be put-down for the benefit of the STATE .

  • The Butterfly

    Michael Coren has just come out in favour of euthanasia and assisted suicide on Twitter.

    • andycanuck

      Maybe add some exclamation points or a /sarc close sarcasm tag to that comment if it’s not true.

      • simus1

        Not true?
        Are you trying to spoil my day?

        • andycanuck


          • simus1

            Perhaps he has finally seen the error of his ways.
            He has a sickening propensity to ride to the rescue of any moronic liberal goof talker who is about to get the coup de grace from some astute logical conservative.

        • andycanuck

          Holy shit! It looks like Coren’s turning into a “Christian” version of Michael Harris.

          • Check out the first reply under the tweet.

            I do not know what to make of Coren. It’s so odd. Has he ever honestly believed anything?

          • Kaye

            He honestly believes in himself and his feelings, in his moral compass and sanctity (he’s a self-righteous prig, in other words). Being a passionately moral guy, he consciously chooses the moral/ethical path in any specific situation. And since life is fluid and constantly in flux, so are his flexible ethical positions. which shape themselves according to circumstances and his feelings of the moment.
            There is never any contradiction because he just goes with what “feels” right in any given circumstance and that can change from day to day, moment to moment. His only allegiance is to his own feelings of right and wrong, not some silly old-fashioned concept of “objective” morality. And of course, he’s a straightforward pragmatist – making statements in support of euthanasia when he was receiving a pay cheque from Sun News might not have been in his best interest. Now saying such things could represent an astute career move on his part.

            Or maybe he’s just got mental “issues”: That works too.

        • Doug Kursk

          Michael Coren is destroying any credibility he once had, slowly but surely, day by day due to his numerous stances on subjects that once were sancrosect to him and others.

          Nuance appears to mean holding multiple positions on the same subject, subject to change at any moment.

        • I have to wonder if the pod people have gotten a hold of Michael Coren.

      • The Butterfly

        It’s on his twitter.

  • andycanuck

    I read several years ago (so probably 10 given my memory) that Dutch doctors were ignoring the “do not kill me” cards carried by patients even back then so this doesn’t surprise me. I think it was around the same time the Dutch euthanizer said that the first time was the hardest but now he was used to it.

  • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

    The people most at risk may NOT turn out to be living on public old age pensions.
    While such people may be regarded as an expense, it’s a shared expense that most people don’t think much about unless it is drawn to their attention.

    But what of the senior living in a good private facility, depleting her estate? Some people – the heirs – may be personally obsessed with the problem. Especially if they are the sort who never visit and are possibly just waiting for the phone call …

    Many seniors in such homes seem to get few or no visits.

    The senior was much safer when the heirs were forced to just WAIT for that phone call than when any form of assisted suicide or euthanasia is legal.

    Prediction: We will also see doctors losing their licences for depriving such people of their “right” to die by refusing to help preserve the estate.

    Heirs who wait, and never visit, may have every incentive to put the matter in that light, and create pressure to conform. – Denyse O’Leary from Ottawa

    PS: Don’t think they’re all suffering. The home has little incentive to cause a paying customer to suffer or die.

  • Millie_Woods

    That’s premeditated murder. Prosecute any case that can be proven.

  • WalterBannon

    The EU and their death camps

    Heil Merkel!

  • Hey, remember when people dismissed the idea that legalising euthanasia would turn into a slippery slope?

    • Clausewitz

      Now it’s a freakin’ double black diamond run.

      • One is only being alarmist if they think that euthanasia will just go overboard.

        (sarcasm function disabled)