From Alex Schadenberg at Life News:
The data from the 2015 study concerning ending-of-life decisions in the Netherlands was recently published. In 2015 there were 7254 assisted deaths (6672 euthanasia deaths, 150 assisted suicide deaths, 431 termination of life without request) and 18,213 deaths whereby the medical decisions that were intended to bring about the death.
The 431 terminations of life without explicit request, was up from 310 in 2010.
Let me make this clear. In almost every country, terminations of life without explicit request are considered homicide. Recently an Ontario nurse was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing 8 nursing home residents in Southern Ontario.
Euthanasia deaths continue to increase. More.
Reality check: The concept of homicide will wither once the state becomes involved in the routine dispatch of adults. And “consent” is a complex issue where frail persons are concerned so expect a lot of “involuntarism” where we suspect something happened but it just isn’t clear. And patient privacy laws will prevent any follow-up, then punish any attempt.
Most of the people the progressive state doesn’t need or else needs to be dead don’t want to die. The situation will increasingly call for extraordinary measures.
The state will tend to focus interest on boutique populations that interest the elite for a variety of reasons, the same way wealthy people favour breed dogs when the local rescue kennel is full of naturally healthier mutts who will be euthanized. Because they are not needed.
And today, we learn, people are just animals too.