Mobile euthanasia squads launched in the Netherlands

Michael Cook
BioEdge

Six euthanasia flying squads of a doctor and a nurse will begin making house calls in the Netherlands on March 1. The teams will visit people who want to end their lives but whose wishes have been thwarted by another doctor who refuses to take their request seriously or who is simply unwilling to do it.

The local right-to-die association, the NVVE, will also open an “end-of-life clinic” in the Hague on March 1 for people who cannot be euthanased at home. The clinic should be fully operational from the middle of the year.

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