Dutch court expands euthanasia law by acquitting doctor who euthanized a patient with dementia, against her consent.

Posted September 11, 2019 6:30 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Dutch court expands euthanasia law by acquitting doctor who euthanized a patient with dementia, against her consent.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. A court in the Hague Netherlands has expanded the euthanasia law by acquitting a doctor who euthanized a woman with dementia who resisted the injection and said No.The case concerned the euthanasia of a woman with dementia who resisted so the doctor sedated the woman by putting drugs in her coffee. The woman continued resisting so the doctor had the family hold her down as she was lethally injected. 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

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