De Levenseindekliniek is approached from all over the world for a reaction to the death of seventeen-year-old Noa Pothoven. However, due to privacy rules, we cannot make any statements about this.
To put an end to incorrect reporting (in foreign media in particular) about her death, we refer to the statement made by friends of Noa this afternoon: Noa Pothoven did not die of euthanasia. To stop her suffering, she has stopped eating and drinking.
ramage wrote: "Altogether, well over a quarter of all deaths in 2017 in the Netherlands were induced."
Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far? Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequences. By Christopher de Bellaigue
theguardian.com Jan 22, 2019
As an active member of Compassion and Choices (for several years now), I would like to correct your terminology. It is MEDICAL AID IN DYING (MAID)…...and it is a choice that an individual faces at the end of their life. When a medical condition is irreversible and death is the prognosis, I ADVOCATE to graciously go on my OWN TERMS. It is my body and my choice to exit in a manner that is peaceful and pain free. I never understood WHY
we elect to do this for our beloved fur babies, but not for our human loved ones. IT is legal
in Colorado and it has been an uphill, unnecessary struggle to find the medical assistance,
when YOUR RIGHT to exercise this exit has been passed into law.
THIS is comprehensive and makes it clear regarding your rights in Colorado.....
ramage wrote: From Medicalxpress.com 9/11/19
"A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia.
The doctor, who was not named in court, was cleared of any wrongdoing in carrying out euthanasia three years ago on a 74-year-old woman. The patient was given fatal doses of drugs despite some indications she might have changed her mind since declaring in writing that she wanted euthanasia."
Read the whole article.
It should be noted that the Dutch Constitution prohibits capital punishment.
ramage wrote: The purpose of the post is informational. Many of the readers of this blog may not follow the news in the medical field.