Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dutch petition to permit the killing by euthanasia of healthy people over 70 gets 100,000 signatures

By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director 
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

An article that was published in the Daily Telegraph stated that a lobby group has got 100,000 signatures demanding that the Dutch government allow euthanasia and assisted suicide for people who are over the age of 70 for any and all reasons "tired of living".

The Dutch euthanasia lobby has been pushing for euthanasia for those who are "tired of living" as their "final solution" for many years. 

When I attended the World Federation of Right to Die Societies Conference in Toronto in September 2006, the leader of the NVVE - Dutch euthanasia society, stated that he was concerned that activism on the part of the euthanasia lobby should be discouraged because it would prevent their group from achieving the final goal - euthanasia for those who are "tired of living." At the same conference Philip Nitschke, Australia's Dr. Death, asked the question, why should we not have euthanasia available to those who are "tired of living."

My mom turns 70 this year. She is a great dutch woman and she has always put other people ahead of herself in life. Women like her should never be told, even subtly, that they are "better off dead".

Our mothers continue to want the best for us, even after we have grown up. It would be easy to convince some of them that death is preferable than living with special needs. These women will feel that by agreeing to euthanasia they are doing "what is best for their children".

Oh by the way - It would be a free choice for these elderly women? Bull! This is the prime example of how choice is a lie and assisted suicide and euthanasia are a "recipe for elder abuse." In this case, choice is simply a slogan and not a reality.

The 100,000 people who signed the petition urging the government to allow "doctors" to lethally inject or provide lethal doses to our elderly mothers should be ashamed of themselves. They represent the most uncaring, self-centred, group of people that have ever lived.

This whole concept is based on a few academics who philosophically believe that death is the ultimate freedom. They really don't care that their philosophy threatens the lives of the many so the few white wealthy academics can say - "I am free".

It is bad enough that they allow euthanasia in general, but to simply say - "Oh by the way I am tired of living, give me the Kool-Aid" is ridiculous at best.

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