Nearly 7,000 Dutch people killed by euthanasia in 2020 (and other stories)

A roundup of news and commentary from across the interwebs.

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Live Action reports that the number of people opting for euthanasia in the Netherlands continues to rise:

A record high number of people were euthanized in the Netherlands in 2020, according to horrifying new reports from media outlets in the region. Nearly 7,000 people were killed legally by their doctors, and over 200 of them were mentally disabled.

Dutch News, an English-language media outlet covering the Netherlands, said the RTE Regional Euthanasia Review Committees have finished their annual reviews, analyzing every death by euthanasia. They reported that 6,938 people were killed in 2020, which represents a 9% increase over 2019, fulfilling predictions that euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands would soon be skyrocketing.

Additionally, 3% of the deaths were those of people with dementia or psychiatric disorders, meaning that roughly 208 people were killed due to a mental disability.

These numbers are expected to grow.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the extent of elder abuse in Canadian nursing homes. CTV notes that “Military report details ‘horrifying’ conditions at two Toronto long-term care homes.” It was prepared by the Canadian military and observed that “Among the most startling claims are allegations of neglect, malnutrition and a suggestion that COVID-19 deaths at one home “paled in comparison” to general deaths.”

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Tennessee has passed a law requiring the burial of aborted babies.

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If the Biden Administration gets its way, dangerous abortion pills may be available by mail even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

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Rod Dreher has a good article examining Ross Douthat’s latest on capitalism and social decline over at The American Conservative.

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For a boost, read this story about a mother who is “overjoyed” after reversing the abortion pill—and giving birth to a beautiful daughter.

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