From Aubert Martin at MercatorNet:
First of all, we must recall that the drive for extension of euthanasia to this group was triggered by the high-profile murder of a woman with Alzheimer’s by her husband who “cracked” because he felt left alone. “No one asked me how I’m doing,” he confessed immediately after his act of homicide. Our political decision-makers have turned this murder motivated by desperation into a Trojan horse to promote including a group of extremely vulnerable people among those eligible for medically induced suicide.
In the event of this extension of euthanasia being accepted – less than two years after the law came into force – two “safeguards” that were deemed fundamental at the outset would automatically fall: decision-making capacity and consent to choose death.
Moreover, in the depth of the current debates, a dramatic message hides behind the possibility of extending euthanasia to people who are no longer able to make their own decisions. Presumably, these people would no longer be fully considered as human beings. More.
Reality check: Prediction: All such cases will be used to advance euthanasia to broader and broader categories of people, not to provide help. Progressive governments have already spent the money they knew they would need on Cool causes, and seniors entranced by Cool causes will go along with it. Euthanasia on demand will follow abortion on demand as the inevitable result of the progressive view of humanity.
See also: Obsolete medium CBS notices euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands