Sex abuse victim in her 20s allowed to choose euthanasia in Holland after doctors decided her post-traumatic stress and other conditions were incurable

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 Netherlands has seen a sharp increase in the number of people choosing to end their own lives due to mental health problems such as trauma caused by sexual abuse.

Whereas just two people had themselves euthanised in the country in 2010 due to an “insufferable” mental illness, 56 people did so last year, a trend which sparked concern among ethicists .

I read this story today. very sad. :frowning:


Next thing you know, they’ll be choosing euhtanasia to get out of bankruptcy. Sheesh! :frowning:

What a pathetic culture! :mad:

Could her molester be charged with murder/manslaughter? There have been cases of bullies being charged with murder when their victims commit suicide, could this be in the same vein?

No yet, because doing so, proceeding with charges, would be an admission that it is not euthanasia but really suicide.
Maybe they could go with a endangerment type charge such as in passing on an contagious and deadly sexual disease deliberately.

Sad to say, but plenty of people in other countries kill themselves over this all the time too, sure its bad the Govt was involved and assisted her, but had they not, she would have done it herself anyway.

That is awfully young to be in that kind of mindset, thinking you will never get over it!

Nonsense. Those psychiatrists and other medical professionals do not deserve their titles. They are guilty of murder. :mad:

Liberalism is a Sin. Written by a priest of Barcelona in 1886…it seems some things never change.

"Liberalism is the root of heresy, the tree of evil in whose branches all the harpies of infidelity find ample shelter; it is today the evil of all evils."

Peace, Mark

That’s an amazingly prophetic book! Thanks for sharing it. :thumbsup:

This absolutely breaks my heart. A Woman in her TWENTIES no less with no hope and given no hope but to end her life. How absolutely tragic.


Don’t expect governments in countries which have large entitlements to back away from supporting euthanasia.

Euthanasia is a way to rationalize costs.

With abortion acceptance, it has already been decided that life is instrumentally good, as measured by productivity, and not inherently good.

People with severe psychological problems tend to be net users of the entitlement system, and what governments are interested in is keeping the ratio of healthy young net payers high in comparison to net users.

Once life is decided to not be inherently valuable, then euthanasia is a rational choice.

Actually bankruptcy is not all that bad. You get to say goodbye to all your creditors. I know of someone who went bankrupt - they were allowed to keep their house (although they had to sell it because they couldn’t keep up the payments.)

Once debt is discharged in bankruptcy court, they got a fresh start, although their credit took a beating. These people lived beyond their means and enjoyed all the perks for a while. And when they had to give it up, they did, without a whimper or a whine.

Suicide or euthanasia is very sad. I can’t imagine anyone knowing their loved one is choosing this and remaining complacent about it. The right thing would be to try to talk them out of it.

There are psychologists who use EMDR or EMI or related treatments to deal with PTSD types of conditions.

Check out the internet.

What a disgrace!
God have mercy on us for letting it get this bad.

Belgium also has legal child euthanasia. (Post-natal abortion and legal assisted suicide.)

…Belgium, France, Sweden, Netherlands - leaders of the pack in terms of secular/atheist/humanist global demographics.

And they say that atheist countries are among the happiest in the world.

Why wouldn’t they be?

Euthanasia is illegal in both France and Sweden though.

This is so sad and I pray for her soul. These doctors are guilty of nothing less than murder. How could this be allowed to happen?

I have suffered from depression(not anymore, thanks to God), and people who are depressed are so often thinking that they are worthless and so on. Isn’t this affirming their negative self-view? Isn’t this telling depressed people that the world would be a better place if they died? How many suicides will this trigger? The culture of death is at work.

It will just be a matter of time and the good old USA will jump on the band wagon. We never miss a chance to go against Gods will.

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