Thursday, November 29, 2018

Are doctors in Belgium and the Netherlands getting away with murder?

This article was published by OneNewsNow on November 29, 2018

Doctors accused of illegally euthanizing patients in two countries are being prosecuted for killing mental patients, but they likely will not go to jail – even if they are found guilty.

Alex Schadenberg
Belgium courts have now agreed to hear arguments from a 2010 situation in which three doctors were accused of euthanizing a woman who was supposedly autistic.

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition shared some of his extensive knowledge about the case:
“This case is euthanasia for psychiatric reasons, and the family has been complaining that this euthanasia should never have occurred – that this woman had just broken up from a relationship, and she was not in any way in a situation where she qualified for euthanasia,” Schadenberg explained.
OneNewsNow has reported previously that a public prosecutor in the Netherlands is taking a doctor to court for euthanizing a dementia patient who objected to the lethal procedure. The doctor asked family members to hold her down so she could kill her with a lethal injection:
“These doctors are not going to serve time in jail, but they will be put into a situation where they will be used as the example as to what needs to be done – or not done – if you want to kill someone by lethal injection for psychiatric reasons in their country,” Schadenberg stressed.
By sending the cases to court, a decision will be made as to what is acceptable and what is not – establishing guidelines for terminating the lives of patients who suffer from mental problems.

1 comment:

Theresa Poelwyk said...

Yes, they are, my mother got euthanized without her consent and my mother-in-law got euthanized accidentally, it was meant for another lady, mom was not even sick, this happenend in the Netherlands!!