Dutch draft law for "Tired of Life"

Sick of life, feel tired of life... The Dutch Government says it intends to draft a law by end of 2017 that would legalise assisted suicide for people who feel they have "completed life," but are not necessarily terminally ill!  The Health Minister says the law is needed for elderly who are tired of living.

The following is an excerpt from the New Zealand Right to Life Website:

The Dutch Health and Justice Ministers have told their Parliament that a new law is needed for elderly people who are tired of living. Edith Schippers and Ard van de Steur, have told their MP’s that people who feel their ‘life has been completed’ should, with the help of a specialist care worker. get the legal right to die. The proposed legislation which would come into effect next year, under a provision within the Dutch euthanasia laws, would decriminalize assisted dying for people who are “done with life,” but not suffering from a serious or terminal medical condition.

The proposal has the full support of Members of Parliament. The Dutch government is made up of Labour, Greens and Liberal politicians. Polls reveal that the proposal has support from 60 per cent of the population. The Netherlands Right to Die Association reacted with satisfaction, saying that they were pleasantly surprised by the government initiative.

The proposed legislation will allow all elderly adults, (no age requirement), who believe that their life is complete, to request government funded decriminalized assisted suicide. Ending lives will be put in the hands of “specialist terminal carers”. According to the proposers this would take a complex and responsible task away from family doctors. This after all is a social issue not a medical issue.

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