This is Your Society on Euthanasia. Get the Picture?

From the euthanasia utopia of Belgium we find a woman complaining that her mother was killed by a doctor. The “reason” for this killing was that her mother came to the doctor complaining of depression. According to the doctor, that complaint constituted a diagnosis and rationalization for snuffing her out.

According to Lifesite news, the daughter, “Margot,” asked, “how could someone who has not even received treatment for depression, get euthanasia?” If she is right, the doctor considered death the “cure” of first resort for her mother’s depression.

Of course, Dr. William Distelmans, living and working in euthanasia land, considers anyone questioning his decisions to be a real drag.

“It’s very frustrating for me, but I can not respond to these kind of stories in the press. I can not respond, because of privacy laws and it would violate my professional duties.”

The article reported that this euthanasia death was approved by the Belgium Euthanasia Control and Evaluation Commission. The article omitted that Distelmans chairs the Commission.

Right. Because that little detail is completely irrelevant to the story. Sure it is.

The complaint seems similar to this one from 2012:

Just after their government legalised euthanasia for children of any age, Belgian medical authorities have received a formal complaint against the leading practitioner in Belgium, Dr Wim Distelmans. Although Dr Tom Mortier’s mother had told him she was intending to go for euthanasia, he had been reassured that she would be refused, and she had not, so far as he knew, been accepted under Belgian criteria. In the end, she was killed by Distelmans in 2012 without Mortier’s knowledge.

Mortier along with Dr Georges Casteur, allege that Distelmans did not have the expertise to evaluate whether Godelieva De Troyer, was ready for voluntary euthanasia. Distelmans is an oncologist, not a psychiatrist and was not even De Troyer’s doctor beforehand. She was physically healthy and not suffering from physical pain, and had spoken with psychiatrists who thought that her emotional distress was at least treatable. In fact, she was taking medication at the time, which can cause suicidal ideation – so clearly a treatment plan was in place and it may have been causing serious side-effects. Distelmans, it seems, did not take that into account.

So that is life on Planet Euthanasia. It is a world where your mother’s disappearance forever might only be one doctor’s visit away.

Good thing there will never be economic pressure to kill the sick or elderly here… Oh wait.