Dutch Doctor Forcibly 'Euthanized' Elderly Patient. But it Gets Worse...
Leftists are quick to say the slippery slope invalidates an argument. Because their granola-munching, ex-hippie college English professor told them so. Anytime you mention the long-term consequences of a policy, a flag gets thrown out on the field and you're hit with the classic "fallacy of argument" penalty. Take the argument over euthanasia. Some countries pass laws allowing doctors to lethally-inject sick and elderly people, as long as the patient is cool with it. Detractors have long worried that it wouldn't be long before people would be euthanized, consent optional. Well, slippery...meet slope. That nightmare just came true in the Netherlands...
A Dutch woman doctor who drugged an elderly woman and then asked her family to hold her down as she fought desperately not to be killed did not break the law, according to medical experts citing the country's euthanasia legislation.
The doctor secretly placed a soporific in her coffee to calm her, and then had started to give her a lethal injection.
Yet while injecting the woman she woke up, and fought the doctor. The paperwork showed that the only way the doctor could complete the injection was by getting family members to help restrain her.
It also revealed that the patient said several times 'I don't want to die' in the days before she was put to death, and that the doctor had not spoken to her about what was planned because she did not want to cause unnecessary extra distress. She also did not tell her about what was in her coffee as it was also likely to cause further disruptions to the planned euthanasia process.
Okay. Let's pause and take a breath. Since this woman who was murdered no longer can.
What you just read really happened. This was not a script for a dystopian thriller. This wasn't the lead into a Steven King novel meant to suck you into the rest of the book only to pee your pants in horror. Invest in Depends.
An elderly woman was murdered. Against her will. By a doctor. Her family held her down. This wasn't voluntary. This account proves the point of anyone who's said, "legalized suicide will lead to involuntary euthanasia." Sadly the point was proven at the cost of a woman's life.
If you're a leftist and at any point you make an excuse for why the account you just read is permissible for any reason at all, you are a monster. You're sick. You're demented. You have no compassion at all. You've made Satan proud.
The left is obsessed with death. Many of their policies deal with butchering babies or knocking off sickly old people. The only lives leftists worry about saving are convicted murderers on death row. Mainly because most criminals vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Progressives think sticking up for the unborn or the elderly is laughable. Though, sparing Charlie Manson from the gas chamber is a moral imperative. But, when a conservative doesn't want to give deadbeats free stuff? We're "inhumane and lacking compassion."
Keep telling yourself that, bub...