Professor Theo Boer once supported the Dutch euthanasia laws.
Professor Theo Boer once supported the Dutch euthanasia laws and was a member of a regional review committee. He recently changed his mind.
Earlier this year he sent shock waves through the United Kingdom telling the British media: we were wrong - terribly wrong!
Boer added: They (the Dutch End-of-Life Clinic) will not rest until a lethal pill is made available to anyone over 70 years who wishes to die. Some slopes truly are slippery.
Boer closed with this chilling warning: I used to be a supporter of legislation. But now, with twelve years of experience, I take a different view. At the very least, wait for an honest and intellectually satisfying analysis of the reasons behind the explosive increase in the numbers. Is it because the law should have had better safeguards? Or is it because the mere existence of such a law is an invitation to see assisted suicide and euthanasia as a normality instead of a last resort? Before those questions are answered, don’t go there. Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not likely to ever go back in again.
Professor Boer will apear at #HOPE2015 via video along with other international and local speakers.
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