Study: Over 50% of Assisted Suicide Patients Could Have Been Treated


(LifeSiteNews) – A new study brings to light abuses associated with the practice of euthanasia for the mentally disabled. Analyzing euthanasia in the Netherlands, the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, found that in more than half of physician-assisted suicide cases, patients declined treatment that could have helped them.

This flies in the face of euthanasia activists' claims that physician-assisted suicide for the mentally ill is committed only on people with untreatable mental illnesses. In many cases in the study, patients cited "loneliness" as their primary reason for requesting to be killed. CONTINUE