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Dutch sexual abuse victim euthanised

by Steve Doughty, Daily Mail, 11 May 2016

Steve Doughty reports on the case of a woman in her twenties who was euthanised in the Netherlands last year because of the effects of childhood sexual abuse.

It went ahead despite improvements in the woman’s psychological condition after ‘intensive therapy’ two years ago.

… two years before her death the woman’s doctors called for a second opinion, and on the advice of the new doctors she had an intensive course of trauma therapy. ‘This treatment was temporarily partially successful,’ the documents said. 

Treatment was abandoned last year after independent consultants were called in and said the case was hopeless.

News of her death angered anti-euthanasia MPs and disability campaigners in Britain. One Labour MP said it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death.

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