Despite Netherlands legislation permitting euthanasia, charges were brought against a doctor by prosecutors who reasoned the doctor did not consult the patient who might have changed her mind.
In a case that marks a new descent into the darkness for humanity, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that a doctor who euthanized an elderly patient with dementia against her expressed wishes and while her family forcibly restrained her was innocent of any wrongdoing.
Previously Lower Dutch courts acquitted the doctor of wrongdoing and prosecutors dropped the charges. The case was referred to the supreme court for a legal clarification “in the Interest of the Law”.
The supreme court in The Hague ruled that “a physician may carry out a written request beforehand for euthanasia in people with advanced dementia.”
This case came one year after a controversial ruling that broadened a doctor’s ability to end the life of his patient.
In last year’s case, the first since euthanasia was legalized in 2001, the patient had signed written consent, requesting she be euthanized rather than be placed in a care home.
At a certain point in her care, the doctor decided that her condition was such that a care home was the next step in her treatment.
As per her written request, he began the requisite procedure and a date was set for her death. On that morning, the doctor had coffee with the patient, her husband, and her adult daughter
Unbeknownst to the patient, the doctor put a sedative in her coffee. The woman remained awake and a second sedative was administered via an intravenous drip.
The doctor began to administer the lethal injection but the woman woke up and her family was forced to restrain her to allow for the final injection.
Euthanasia in the Netherlands is regulated by the “Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act” which was enacted in 2002.
These criteria concern the patient’s request, the patient’s suffering (unbearable and hopeless), the information provided to the patient, the absence of reasonable alternatives, consultation of another physician, and the applied method of ending life.
To demonstrate their compliance, the Act requires physicians to report euthanasia to a review committee including a written declaration of will of the patient signed before the onset of dementia.
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Euthanasia remains a criminal offense in cases not meeting the law’s specific conditions and for cases involving children under the age of 12. In 2017, the number of reported euthanasia’s had increased to 6,585.
“It is unthinkable but many of these cases require a child giving permission to kill their parent. Society seems to be moving in this direction as the connection between parent and child falls by the wayside.
Abortion is a mother rejecting her child and euthanasia may be a child rejecting their parent as the new human standard on planet Earth?
Prophecy News Watch / ABC Flash Point News 2020.