Dutch Government Begins Euthanizing Young, Healthy Citizens

The Dutch government has relaxed its “assisted suicide” laws to begin euthanizing young and physically healthy citizens.

The move came after officials in the Netherlands received an application from doctors to euthanize a 29-year-old Dutch woman who was suffering from depression but otherwise healthy.

Rather than attempt to treat her condition, doctors have been pushing to put Zoraya ter Beek through the nation’s euthanasia program.

Ter Beek’s doctors first applied for “assisted suicide” in 2020, as Slay News previously reported.

She was suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts caused by difficulties in her early childhood.

While counseling and various treatments have long existed for such conditions, globalist officials are increasingly pushing to quickly eliminate the problem with euthanasia.

The once-aspiring psychiatrist suffers from chronic depression, anxiety, trauma, and borderline personality disorder.

She was also diagnosed with autism.

Ter Beek believed that the safe environment her partner offered would help her mentally heal.

However, her situation didn’t improve and she reportedly continued to have suicidal thoughts and self-harmed.

Critics have been raising the alarm that vulnerable patients are being railroaded into euthanasia by doctors who are not interested in treating their condition.

Ter Beek acknowledges that there are growing concerns about people being pressured into euthanasia due to mental illnesses.

“People think that when you’re mentally ill, you can’t think straight, which is insulting,” she told The Guardian.

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“I understand the fears that some disabled people have about assisted dying, and worries about people being under pressure to die.

“But in the Netherlands, we’ve had this law for more than 20 years.

“There are really strict rules, and it’s really safe.”

Ter Beek has thought about her decision throughout the long process, which takes several years to complete.

“In the three and a half years this has taken, I’ve never hesitated about my decision,” she said.

“I have felt guilt — I have a partner, family, friends and I’m not blind to their pain.

“And I’ve felt scared. But I’m absolutely determined to go through with it.”

29-year-old Zoraya ter Beek will soon be euthanized rather than treated for her depression

For a person to be considered eligible for assisted suicide, they must be deemed to be “experiencing unbearable suffering with no prospect of improvement,” according to Dutch law.

The patient must also be completely informed and competent for the final process to be initiated.

“It’s a long and complicated process,” ter Beek said.

“It’s not like you ask for assisted dying on a Monday and you’re dead by Friday.

“I was on a waiting list for assessment for a long time because there are so few doctors willing to be involved in assisted dying for people with mental suffering,” she added.

A patient requesting to be euthanized must be evaluated by a team of physicians.

They have a second opinion on eligibility.

The whole case is then reviewed by a third independent doctor.

To be considered eligible, the doctor must determine that the patient may commit suicide if they are not euthanized.

However, patients suffering from depression often have suicidal thoughts if they are not treated.

“Every doctor at every stage says: ‘Are you sure? You can stop at any point,’” ter Beek explains.

Yet, she revealed that doctors reviewing her case often try to speak to her without her family present to discuss euthanasia.

“My partner has been in the room for most conversations in order to support me, but several times he has been asked to leave so the doctors can be sure I’m speaking freely,” she said.

Ter Beek was forced to delete all her social media profiles after an article about her case was published in April.

The story was reported around the world and led to many users bombarding her inbox telling her not to go through with the procedure, which left her in distress.

“People were saying: ‘Don’t do it, your life is precious.’ I know that,” she said.

“Others said they had a cure, like a special diet or drugs.

“Some told me to find Jesus or Allah or told me I’d burn in hell.

“It was a total sh*tstorm.

“I couldn’t handle all the negativity.”

Ter Beek expects to die in the coming weeks, following a meeting with her medical team.

“I feel relief. It’s been such a long fight.”

On the day of her death, her medical team will visit her at her home and begin the process by giving her a sedative and once she is in a coma, ter Beek will be given the drugs that stop her heart.

“For me, it will be like falling asleep,” she said.

“My partner will be there, but I’ve told him it’s OK if he needs to leave the room before the moment of death.

“Now the point has come, we’re ready for it and we’re finding a certain peace.

“I feel guilty too,” she said.

“But sometimes when you love someone, you have to let them go.”

READ MORE – Disabled Canadian Man Celebrates Escaping being Euthanized by Government over Debts

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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