The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia (the killing of patients) in 2001. Theo Boer, a Dutch medical ethicist, supported this. He has since changed his mind.
Kudos to him for being courageous enough to follow the evidence where it leads and speaking out on it. He seems to still be struggling with the idea that it isn’t possible to have safeguards for euthanasia but at least he has come this far.
The experience in the Netherlands is enough but for those who have any doubts of this or how applicable it is to the Australian context, look no further than Dr Nitschke supporting a 45 year old to commit suicide recently. The slippery slope is real and happening.
Further details here, including some comments* I posted at the end of the article.
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