Netherlands to euthanize healthy people over 75

From Emma Elliot Frier at the Federalist:

Politicians in the Netherlands are discussing the possibility of legalizing euthanasia for healthy people. The proposed “Completed Life Bill” would allow any person age 75 or over who decides their life is “complete” to receive euthanasia. It doesn’t matter if they are otherwise perfectly healthy. More.

Reality check: Once the idea that doctors can cause death is accepted in principle, death on demand for everyone at all ages is inevitable. Then letting the health care system run down will take care of the rest of the problem: In the age of high tech, most European countries can get by with many fewer people.

See also: Dutch now offer euthanasia for alcoholics Progressive globalist governments do not need high-maintenance Western populations. They have ‘bots, techs, and unfree peoples around the globe. And we are all “the fetus” now.

and

Scary Quebec euthanasia stats… but so? How did we think progressive governments would pay for all the social transformations they envision?

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  • Manual Paleologos

    While I am supportive of the right to suicide, (How are you going to prevent it, anyway?) the real danger comes in when the “Right to Die,” becomes the “Duty to Die.” I have heard stories from The Netherlands of the culture already moving in that direction.

    • vladtepesblog

      How you practically force a value doesn’t change what a value should be. Abortion laws, drug laws and so on. You can’t really prevent these things. But you can massively impact how a culture feels about them, which statistics show is prevention in many many cases. If there was not a serious taboo on suicide one wonders if there would be a single teenager left in Las Angeles or Toronto.

      • PaulW

        And where did such a taboo originate? I’m guessing that, at least partially, it has its roots in the Judaeo-Christian worldview that founded our civilization. And as that paradigm fades away in the fading West ….

        • vladtepesblog

          Exactly.

      • The law is a teacher more than a policeman. Th object, for example, is not to prevent all hard drug deals (impossible) but to force hard drug dealing to the fringes of society. So the mayor, the principal, and the family doctor are not doing it. Otherwise, the carnage would be much greater.

        • Dink Newcomb

          I agree with that, but what always has confused me is why junkies when ODing (not accidental legit drug use ODs) invoke such a fevered response to SAVE A LIFE when they made an informed choice and after they are “SAVED” they will resume that same behavior that brought them to the brink previously! The issue with me is not devaluing a person’s life but handing the responsibility of their decisions back to them. THIS PATHETIC SURRENDER IS A MISUSE OT THE WORD CARNAGE despite the potential deadly harvest of the irrational it is merely a pile of losers at Russian Roulette! The litter on the street after a member of the religion of peace has driven a stolen truck into a happy and non-threatening crowd of innocents walking down the street IS TRUE CARNAGE.

      • A Hamilton Guy

        If they off’d themselves before they are old enough to vote lieberal that would be fine by me.

      • Dink Newcomb

        ** “there would be a single teenager left in Las Angeles or Toronto” **
        And in the same view of life, could it not be seen as the 21st century “survival of the fittest” which replaces hardcore early human natural training concerning bears and cougars, playing with fire at the edge of a cliff or the precise border of your territory with the violent and vengeful Thoseguysoverthere.

        • vladtepesblog

          Interesting thought Mr. Newcomb.

  • Liberal Progressive

    75 is way too high of an age.

    It needs to be much lower if we hope to make enough room in our seniors homes, hospitals and public housing for all the refugees we are morally obliged to be taking in.

    • H

      Absolutely – discrimination based on age is unacceptable.

      • Liberal Progressive

        It should be available to all the Dutch natives.

    • Observer

      I am sure the Eurocrats in Brussels and the United Nations would wholeheartedly agree.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I wonder how many healthy mentally-all-there 75 year olds will opt for that. I would say this is an excuse to eliminate mental health care for seniors.

  • vladtepesblog

    Judeo-Christian values is all that stands between civilization and Logan’s Run.

    • Waffle

      Going. . .going. . . gone!

    • Dink Newcomb

      Yes, those are the values that we have traditionally chosen. However, I would say that the BASIC problem that we are facing is the exclusion of ALL values and NO standards of behavior beyond the law which merely dictates where the hard boundary of intolerable behavior begins and sanctions the state to intervene. Life without grace is not a full life.

  • Malcolm Y

    If I recall, from the movie Fahrenheit 451, paraphrasing a fireman, “I remember when we used to put out fires.” so doctors may say in the future; “I remember when we used to mostly save lives.”

  • LairdKintyre

    Hey you know all those useless old.people who helped make the Netherlands what it is today need to make room for the migrants

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Child assisted suicide is legal in the Netherlands and Belgium for kids as young as twelve, but in reality they don’t prosecute physicians who assist children UNDER 12.

    “The mean time between reporting of the case and the decision concerning prosecution was 5.3 months. None of the cases led to prosecution. The study concluded that all cases of active termination of life reported were found to be in accordance with good practice.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I would say that Dr. Kevorkian lives, except that he explicitly limited his procedures to the terminally ill.

  • Dink Newcomb

    Excuse me! All the fuss over this issue seems misplaced since the issue is assistance to COMMIT SUICIDE. What’s the big problem with someone having issues with life large enough to consider ending it receiving aid to do it as simply and painlessly as possible? At this point, no one seems to be suggesting that others decide when someone’s life becomes so unproductive that he be terminated. When that happens, the starting pool of terminated should be Congress.

    • jayme

      First off, this kind of attitude devalues life in general – and this can have very harmful effects on society at large, when life is seen to be of relative value. Secondly, and perhaps of more concern, giving the State the power to off its own citizens is a dangerous game to play (due to the nature of government – it always tries to accumulate greater and greater power for itself – combined with slippery slope arguments.)

      • Dink Newcomb

        ** “The proposed “Completed Life Bill” would allow [WOULD ALLOW-DN] any person age 75 or over who decides [WHO DECIDES-DN] their life is “complete” to receive euthanasia.” **
        ====================================================
        As is way too often on these blogs, the “sound and the fury” on the blog is all about projecting the anger and the gloom that our society (me= USA, but I see that spreading like a virus into Canada also) is descending into by speculating wildly about the worst possible case scenario.
        If you will take a moment to re-read the article, you will find that the only hard facts they are reporting concern making suicide no longer illegal and possibly providing benign assistance. The rest is paranoid conjecture.
        I would remind you that capital punishment for even overactive serial killers is not yet permitted in most places. Indeed, the murder of unborn/in birth humans is the only widely accepted non- personal consent termination process sanctioned and it is performed routinely and enthusiastically.
        And I will state vociferously that when considering personal freedom, what more basic action could you imagine being denied than the idea that YOU can decide when your life is no longer endurable and in this case whether you can do it, perhaps, in your own bed without great pain in the total absence of some smart mouth, wooly headed bed pan changer whose goal in life is to spread disrespect?
        Insofar as the slippery slope, where are we headed anyway and do ants have any regard for individual life beyond the colony? I am aware of its recurrence and worry about it too but its a secondary consideration at the moment.

  • K1

    How about they just fight the Muslim invaders off their land which THEY allowed to rape their children