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State-Sanctioned Killing Comes to the Netherlands

Pete DuPont

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Attending Physician: "Goedemorgen, Grandmother. You are a very sick old woman. The independent physician and I have reviewed your medical records and we don't believe you're going to get any better. Are you in pain?"

Grandmother: "Yes, I hurt so much I want to die."

Attending Physician: "Did you hear that, Doctor?"

Independent Physician: "I did."

Attending Physician: "Very well. Initial here and hand me the syringe."

And so the Dutch doctor, under the terms of the newly enacted Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide Act, legally kills the grandmother...

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