As per Ken Ditkowsky’s prediction, Assisted Involuntary Suicide for the Disabled may be closer than you think.

Perhaps the IARDC and Jerome Larkin aren’t so unethical as we think.  Perhaps we are turning our morals and ethics back to 1930 Germany when Hitler said it was okay for parents to euthanize infants with defects that “weren’t good enough” for their parents.  What do you think?

Dutch doctors euthanize woman suffering from ringing in the ears
By Wesley Smith
Euthanasia is a voracious beast, its hunger never assuaged.
Now, in the Netherlands, a woman was lethally injected because of severe tinnitusFrom the DutchNews.nl story:
A special clinic in The Hague, set up to help people whose doctors do not support euthanasia, has been reprimanded for helping a 47-year-old woman with chronic tinnitus to die, broadcaster Nos says on Monday. The independent commission charged with monitoring how Dutch euthanasia rules are applied recognises that extreme tinnitus could be a reason for mercy killing but said Gaby Olthuis should have undergone further psychiatric research.
The story mentions a potential prosecution. That threat has no teeth. I recall one case in which a doctor killed a disabled baby–murder under Netherlander law–and received a 3 week suspended sentence. Ditto a doctor who euthanized an anorexia patient–and the medical association was up in arms
I have moderate tinnitus. It ain’t fun. And I am sure louder ringing than I currently experience would be very disturbing. But killed for it?
Euthanasia is a voracious beast, its hunger never assuaged.
Reprinted with permission from National Review Online.

Read below and I want to thank Janet Phelan for bringing this to my attention.

The use of assisted suicide, voluntary or not, is vociferously opposed by this blog.  Life is precious and should never be taken for granted.  Grandmas and grandpas should be treasured, given great respect, and not stuffed into nursing home cages like a boarded cat or dog when you are on vacation and do not want to be bothered.

The mission of this blog is to treat grandma and grandpa and any disabled person with the utmost care and concern for their welfare, as if they were the President of the US, The governor of Illinois, the mayor or whatever.  These are important people in our lives who know all about life and are a continuation of respect for life, past, present and future.  Join with us today in opposing involuntary assisted suicide for the elderly, making sure they are aging in place if they want to and that they are appropriately visited and socialized and have a phone, as long as they want one.  I am still being told of too many cases where elders are isolated and drugged and placed in nursing homes against their will and this is shameful behavior–esp. when it comes from the court system and court connected/appoitned attorneys.

JoAnne

2 thoughts on “As per Ken Ditkowsky’s prediction, Assisted Involuntary Suicide for the Disabled may be closer than you think.

  1. It is important to note the intersection between assisted suicide laws and gship laws. At present, the guardian will make these decisions for the ward. Therefore, a guardian could conceivably have a ward euthanized for tinitus without the ward’s consent.

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