Limits for euthanasia steadily eroding in Netherlands

By Charlie Butts

        Alex Schadenberg

        Alex Schadenberg

The Netherlands is working to force doctors to be involved in assisting suicide even if they oppose it.

The figures have been released on 2013 euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands, and Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has reviewed the numbers.

“What it shows again is a massive increase in the number of euthanasia deaths,” he says. “There's a 15-percent increase again, and you might say, Well, 15 percent - what is that? Well, there's been a 15-percent increase pretty much every year for the last six or seven years. So we now see euthanasia/assisted suicide deaths are up to 4,829.

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