You remember all that talk that it was ridiculous for us to fret that legalizing assisting in the suicide of the terminally ill would lead to even greater calamities.
Well Holland is treating the slippery slope argument like its own slip-and-slide because they just got a running start by considering expanding the legalization of assisted suicide to the old.
You’ve gotta’ love the Hollish for morphing their homeland into a testing ground of bad ideas.
Assisted suicide for anyone over 70 who has simply had enough of life is being considered in Holland.
Non-doctors would be trained to administer a lethal potion to elderly people who ‘consider their lives complete’.
The radical move would be a world first and push the boundaries even further in the country that first legalised euthanasia.
The Dutch parliament is to debate the measure after campaigners for assisted suicide collected 112,500 signatures in a month.
Euthanasia has been available for the terminally ill in Holland since 2002 in cases of ‘hopeless and unbearable suffering’ certified by two doctors, but this would be a far bigger step.
Supporters say it would offer a dignified way to die for those over 70 who just want to give up living, without having to resort to difficult or unreliable solitary suicide methods.
The assistants who administered the deadly cocktail of sedatives would need to be certified, campaigners said.
And they would have to make sure that patients were not acting on a whim or due to a temporary depression, but from a heartfelt and enduring desire to die.
So Holland is considering “certifying” killers. This is essentially granting “Double O” status to sickos. But while 007 only takes out sexed-up members of evil syndicates with bad puns for names, these “certified” agents will be taking out old people for the crime of being old.
So instead of certifying…I don’t know…Hollish folks to help other elderly Hollandites they’re just certifying killers.
Will these Hollanders be paid by the suicide? A commission? In which case, you could imagine they’ll be hanging out in bars and hospitals asking folks if they’ve had a bad day. They’ll be advertising late night infomercials in the hope of catching some poor old guy who’s having trouble sleeping. Maybe they should get a percentage of the money the government would have spent on the old person had they lived a longer life? Maybe they could collect scalps like cereal box tops and send them in to be paid.
So many possibilities. Gotta’ love the Hollanders for giving us directions on the road to Hell.