Wesley J. Smith: Dutch MD Euthanized Dementia Patient Despite Being Told ‘No’

Scary Doctor

(NRO) – I have written before about Marinou Arends, the Dutch doctor who euthanized a woman with dementia struggling to stay alive. Readers may recall the doctor first drugged her patient’s coffee and then, when the woman awakened and fought against being killed, had the family hold the patient down while administering the lethal injection. Not only was she exonerated, but she was even praised by the judge.

Arends has just given an interview about the case. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but her wrongdoing is now even more apparent.

The patient had said, while competent, that she would want euthanasia after becoming incompetent, but wanted to be the one to say when. She never did.

But she wasn’t just silent on the question. The patient affirmatively told Arends that she did not want to be euthanized! Not once, not twice, but three times. CONTINUE