Netherlands Offers Euthanasia for Alcoholics


(MercatorNet) – The ever-expanding circle of eligibility for euthanasia in the Netherlands now includes alcoholism.

Writing in the Dutch magazine Linda, journalist Marcel Langedijk describes the grim life and death of his brother Mark, a hopeless alcoholic.

After eight years and 21 stints in hospital or rehab, Mark decided that he had enough.

He had two children but his marriage had collapsed; his parents cared for him and he had plenty of family support, but he was unable to dry out. CONTINUE