ASSISTED SUICIDE ‘OUT OF CONTROL’ IN NETHERLANDS
The number of mentally ill people who have been killed through euthanasia in the Netherlands has trebled in a single year, according to new figures.
The Daily Mail reports that in 2012, 14 people with “severe psychiatric problems” were killed by lethal injection, a figure that rose to 42 in 2013.
There had also been a 15 percent overall rise in assisted dying over the past year, with the number of cases increasing from 4,188 to 4,829.
Deaths from euthanasia have risen by a total of 151 percent in a period of just seven years, with most cases involving cancer sufferers. However, there were also 97 people who were killed by their doctors because they had dementia..