How many botched cases would it take to end euthanasia of the vulnerable?

by Charles Lane, The Washington Post, 24 January 2018

As bioethicists David Miller and Scott Kim of the National Institutes of Health note in a recent paper , “Dutch physicians . . . report difficulty in applying the [euthanasia] laws,” especially when it comes to judging patients’ volition and deciding whether there is any “reasonable alternative” to euthanasia.

For now, these vulnerable people, and those in Belgium and the Netherlands who would protect them, are on their own.

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