Put disabled babies out of our misery, say Dutch doctors
Actualités - Pays-Bas
Publié le : 26/06/2013
In a new policy document, “Medical decisions about the lives of newborns with severe abnormalities” ( in Dutch only ) the KNMG explains why it is acceptable, and perhaps even necessary, to euthanase children. This is no longer headline news in the Netherlands, as newborn euthanasia is allowed under the so-called Groningen Protocol, drafted by Dr Eduard Verhagen in 2004.
The stunning novelty of this statement is that it says that the parents" suffering may be a reason to kill the newborn. Amongst other conditions, the policy states that a lethal injection of muscle relaxant is ethically possible when “The period of gasping and dying persists and the inevitable death is prolonged, in spite of good preparation, and it causes severe suffering for the parents.”
Full article see Bioedge Artikel uit de Volkskrant
- Euthanasie et suicide assistéJust-released statistics for Dutch euthanasia in 2011 show that the number of psychiatric patients who died has skyrocketed from 2 in 2010 to 13 last year. Euthanasia for people with dementia also rose substantially, to 49.
But euthanasia of all kinds rose. In 2011 there were 3,695 cases of euthanasia, an increase of 18% over the previous year. The figure is double the number in 2006. There were 4 cases of medical negligence, according to the report. One is being investigated by the public...
- Euthanasie et suicide assistéWhether doctors should help patients die continues to be a hotly debated topic within the medical community, a New England Journal of Medicine poll finds. The journal questioned readers about a hypothetical near-death case and received more than 2,000 valid responses. Roughly two-thirds worldwide-including 67 percent of replies from the United States-said they disapprove of physician-assisted suicide. (Medical Xpress)
- Gestation pour autruiUne mobilisation citoyenne aura lieu ce dimanche à Bruxelles contre la gestation pour autrui (GPA), alors que l'organisation américaine Men having babies revient pour la quatrième fois promouvoir la GPA commerciale à l'occasion d'un salon au Hilton, à Bruxelles.
Le salon Men having babies invite des firmes américaines proposant sur catalogue un éventail de femmes qui acceptent de porter un enfant contre rémunération pour l'abandonner ensuite aux commanditaires à la naissance. Le prix global d...