I saw this on Chelsea Zimmerman’s Facebook page and could hardly believe it.
A former victim of child sex abuse has ended her life under Dutch euthanasia laws because she could not live with her mental suffering.
The woman, in her twenties, was given a lethal injection after doctors and psychiatrists decided that her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.
It went ahead despite improvements in the woman’s psychological condition after ‘intensive therapy’ two years ago, and even though doctors in the Netherlands accept that a demand for death from a psychiatric patient may be no more than a cry for help.
The woman, who has not been named, began to suffer from mental disorders 15 years ago following sexual abuse, according to the papers released by the Dutch Euthanasia Commission. The timescale means she was abused between the ages of five and 15.
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.
Western civilization is in the grips of a death fetish. Any problems? Death is the answer? Unintended pregnancy? Death to the baby. PTSD? Death for you. If your loved one isn’t contributing to society, call them brain dead and then…death.
The answer this young woman needed was love. In fact, the answer to all these problems is love. Yes, love. Not death.