Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Everyone to be organ donors in euthanasia Netherlands

This article was written by Wesley Smith and published on the National Review Corner on September 13, 2016.
Wesley Smith

By Wesley Smith

The Netherlands, along with Belgians, permit organ harvesting to be conjoined to euthanasia.

But now, Netherlands is moving to a system in which everyone is an organ donor unless they specifically opt out. From the Dutch News story
MPs on Tuesday gave a surprise thumbs up to a motion to establish a ‘yes unless’ system for donor organs in the Netherlands. 
If the draft bill goes on to become law, everyone in the Netherlands will be considered a donor unless they specifically request to be taken off the list.  
Non voluntary euthanasia is not unheard of in the Netherlands. It even has a name: “Termination without request or consent.” Technically against the law, it is almost never punished.

Now, consider a doctor–who has completely swallowed the euthanasia hemlock point-of-view–looking upon a “suffering” patient, believing his life to be not worth living, and thinking that he has some perfectly good and usable kidneys, liver, and heart available for other patients who could make better use of them. 

What could possibly go wrong?

3 comments:

Rob Jonquiere said...

@ Smith
"Non voluntary euthanasia is not unheard of in the Netherlands. It even has a name: “Termination without request or consent.” Technically against the law, it is almost never punished."
Not only technically but also principally against the Dutch law; Netherlands is one of very few (too)jurisdictions where these numbers are known, and... they have gone dramatically down since the legalisation of euthanasia in 2002 (from 0,8% of all deaths to less then 0.2%).
Amsterdam, Rob Jonquiere

Erin said...

This is what happens when you have a government system without a moral and religious people. Whether or not it hasn't happened or only happens occasionally, this is utterly inhumane and equates to murder. We must fight against godlessness in our world. Thank you for your article. It will take many more individuals speaking out to change our world.

Jule Koch said...

Rob Jonquiere
Since "termination without request" is against the law, do you really expect doctors to admit they did something illegal?
So how can you or anyone know the real numbers?
You're trusting the fox to guard the chicken coop.

Printfriendly