Euthanasia hardly seems a subject for celebrating–even if one supports its legalization.
But the death obsessers at the Netherlands Voluntary Euthanasia Society are so excited at the 15th anniversary of formal legalization in that country (which has actually had wide-open euthanasia for more than forty years).
Yes, it is “Euthanasia Week”! The celebratory activities will include films, lectures, and other fascinating presentations: From the Website (Google translation):
The reputation of the Euthanasia Week is increasing every year. More and more organizations and media this theme week to express their views on euthanasia.
So NPO 2 transmits on Monday, February 15th at 20.25 a documentary about the work of the End of Life Clinic. After this documentary follows a discussion on the topic.
The congress of the federation KNMG doctors [Dutch Medical Association] found Friday, February 19th place, is entitled “Not all can do.”
Saturday, February 20 finally organizing Right to Die Europe with CineBergen a day-long debate on euthanasia in the Black Barn in Bergen.
Oh boy! Reminds me of US assisted suicide fanatics who hold conventions that display various manner of suicide contraptions.
But why a voluntary euthanasia association in the Netherlands, you ask? After all, the country has one of the most medicalized killing regimes in the world.
Because there can never be enough euthanasia:
The NVVE is for anyone who wants to die with dignity.
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We want to ensure optimal implementation of the euthanasia law, especially for groups who do not get help in practice, such as those with dementia, chronic psychiatric patients and elderly people who feel that their life is complete.
The Advice of the NVVE is always there for its members. You can call us for an interview or to make an appointment. You can contact us with general questions, but also with care needs stemming from a crisis.
Well, aren’t they special?
LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.