Dutch doctor on trial for euthanasia without effective consent. Punishment is not being proposed.
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe trial of the doctor who lethally injected (euthanasia) an incompetent woman without effective consent is happening this week in the Hague Netherlands.The case concerns the euthanasia of a woman with dementia who resisted. The doctor sedated the woman by secretly putting drugs in her coffee. The woman continued to resist so the doctor required the family to hold her down as the doctor lethally injected her.In January 2017, a Netherlands Regional Euthanasia Review Committee decided that the doctor had contravened the rule of law but that she had done it in “good faith.”*Dutch doctor reprimanded for euthanasia