38 year old woman with autism put down:

Belgian authorities are investigating the euthanasia of a 38-year-old woman with autism on the suspicion of poisoning after her family alleged there were irregularities in her death.

Doctors who euthanized Belgian woman Tine Nys in 2010 will face an investigation and have been referred to the Court of Assize in Ghent, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. It is the first criminal investigation into a euthanasia case since Belgium legalized aid-in-dying in 2002.

Belgium allows doctors to euthanize persons with psychiatric ailments if they prove they face “unbearable and untreatable” suffering, according to the AP. The Netherlands also allows euthanasia for those “experiencing unbearable suffering with no prospect of improvement.” It permits patients as young as 12 years old to request euthanasia with the consent of a parent or guardian.

Nys’s family filed a criminal complaint in 2017, alleging Tine’s euthanasia was granted too easily, according to the AP.

“She knew that if she wasn’t diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s that she would not have a chance (of being euthanized),” Sophie Nys said, explaining her sister was intent on doing anything, even manipulating the qualification test, in order to be euthanized.

The complaint also alleged the doctors involved in Nys’s death clumsily administered the lethal medication and asked the family to check for a pulse, according to the AP.

Dr. Lieve Thienpont approved Nys’s request to be euthanized and has reportedly sought to impede investigation into her death.

“We must try to stop these people,” Thienpont reportedly wrote, according to the AP. “It is a seriously dysfunctional, wounded, traumatized family with very little empathy and respect for others.”

Colleagues have admitted Thienpont is more likely to approve euthanasia requests than other doctors.

Dr. Wim Distelmans leads Belgium’s euthanasia review commission and said Thienpont might not have adhered to legal regulations when approving requests for euthanasia and administering lethal drugs, the AP reported. Distelmans also said he won’t accept any patients referred to him by Thienpont.

Euthanasia is legal in Canada, Colombia and Luxembourg, but requirements vary, the AP previously reported.

More than 10,000 people have been euthanized since the practice became legal, according to the AP, and euthanasia requests due to mental illness in Belgium are often from patients with depression, personality disorders or Asperger’s.

The number of people euthanized in the Netherlands rises every year, according to Reuters. The rate of death by euthanasia was 4.4 percent — 6,585 deaths — in 2017.

California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Hawaii, Montana and Washington permit physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill adult patients.

No trial date has been chosen.

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  1. Call me Infidel says:

    Legalising murder like this is a very slippery slope. Let us never forget it was socialists in the past who were gung ho for eugenics. This reached its apotheosis in the national socialist Germany. Once you legalise killing this way its easy to find undesirables that are surplus to requirement.

  2. Call me Infidel says:

    On a not entirely unrelated note I really dont like Belgians much. For a made up country they are far too smug and the number of paedophiles in disproportionally high. Plus any country that could produce a total fuckpig of a politician like Guy Verhofstadt deserves to be shunned.

  3. Leonard Jones says:

    Infidel, I read somewhere that after the passage of euthanasia laws in the Weimar
    Republic it only took 20 or 25 years before the gas chambers were up and running.
    It was not just Hitler who took lessons from the eugenics movement, but the previous
    government as well. Hitler merely used the existing public health laws to eliminate
    opposition by having them declared mentally ill. It escalated from there. Any
    government that can claim a legal right to murder its citizens is just one step
    closer to a holocaust.

  4. bogsidebunny says:

    Why shouldn’t we be in control of our lives? America is all about freedom so swallowing a 9mm should be the individual’s choice. Not mentally capable, you say. all the better invoke Darwin on the loonies. the more dead whacko the better.

  5. redneckgeezer says:

    My neighbor got diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. A nasty way to go. I didn’t even know my state allowed people to checkout, but he chose that road. Only problem, he was so sick, he couldn’t swallow the pill. He died the next day. Me, I’m adamantly opposed to assisted suicide or euthanasia. But, I watched a co-worker go through having his wife die the slowest most miserable death of anyone I’ve ever known. That one case made me seriously rethink my position. I didn’t change it, but I can understand why people feel that way. Not much anyone can do if somebody wants to swallow their gun. I can think of a half a dozen cops I knew that did that. Always wondered why it was so prevalent in that group.

    I actually thought we had assisted suicide nationally anyway. It’s called Obamacare.

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