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289% increase in Dutch euthanasia deaths since 2006

by Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 6 May 2016

As the international pro-euthanasia lobby gathers in Amsterdam for the Euthanasia 2016 conference this week, a Netherlands’ government report shows that the number of reported euthanasia deaths in that country increased by 4.8 percent in the past year (5,306 in 2014: 5561 in 2015), or nearly 3 times the 1,923 deaths reported in 2006.

In 2015:

109 people with dementia were euthanised (2014: 81 people).

56 people with psychiatric disorders were euthanised (2014: 41 people).

just four cases were deemed not to have met legal requirements, and the authorities declined to prosecute in all cases.

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