Assisted suicide now accounts for 2% of all Dutch deaths
Catholic World News - August 13, 2010
The practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands soared by 13% in 2009, according to government statistics. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia—which are allowed by Dutch law-- now account for 2% of all deaths records in the country.
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Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Aug. 13, 2010 10:19 PM ET USA
Don't forget that PAS is a way for the younger generation to get their hands on the older gen's assets. If you cause the death of someone whose beneficiary you are, you don't get the lucre. But if a doctor does it, you get to inherit. Follow the money trail.
Posted by: porcini -
Aug. 13, 2010 7:52 PM ET USA
Anyone wonder whether this is just a number they admit to, but that the real number could be double or more?