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Everyone got the Dutch euthanasia story wrong

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  • No. She wasn't technically euthanized. She just died a more painful and horrifying way. Cancer patients often die from achexia (sp?) Which is starving to death. We all know how brutal that is. This article doesn't mention any morphine- which I'm sure would have been admitted for the pain. But also was

    No. She wasn't technically euthanized. She just died a more painful and horrifying way. Cancer patients often die from achexia (sp?) Which is starving to death. We all know how brutal that is. This article doesn't mention any morphine- which I'm sure would have been admitted for the pain. But also was that possibly a factor? Was this indeed euthanasia?

    I don't know if we'll ever hear the entire truth of this story. And we really don't need to.

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  • Regardless of your view on euthanasia, this is a heartbreaking story. A child was sexually assaulted, a teenager was raped, a horribly sick woman was denied the help she needed because of endless bureaucracy, and this woman, morose and beaten by life ended up starving herself to death in front of her

    Regardless of your view on euthanasia, this is a heartbreaking story. A child was sexually assaulted, a teenager was raped, a horribly sick woman was denied the help she needed because of endless bureaucracy, and this woman, morose and beaten by life ended up starving herself to death in front of her family. Every step of the way, this woman was failed by a system that was supposed to support her and help her.

  • This is such a heart wrenching story, my condolences to the family, the thing that looms the largest in my mind is why God do many people have some sort of epiphany that drives them to survive and others just sink into utter despair, I know psychologists could just pour it on & answer this but 17 and

    This is such a heart wrenching story, my condolences to the family, the thing that looms the largest in my mind is why God do many people have some sort of epiphany that drives them to survive and others just sink into utter despair, I know psychologists could just pour it on & answer this but 17 and not enough light or warmth to pull you through just pains me to the depths, also Quartz just nailed it again, describing what truly sounds factual seasoned with zero sensationalism just imagine journalism coming back in style where the measuring stick is as Quartz just did.

  • The important distinction between euthanasia and a kind of desired suicide not stopped by others doesn’t make the story less horrifying but it does matter. I was surprised to find myself stunned by and resistant to the decision but I don’t know that we can judge people’s suffering. Just because some

    The important distinction between euthanasia and a kind of desired suicide not stopped by others doesn’t make the story less horrifying but it does matter. I was surprised to find myself stunned by and resistant to the decision but I don’t know that we can judge people’s suffering. Just because some people can and do survive trauma does not mean this young woman should have. Still I find it deeply troubling.

  • My Grandmother was ready to die so she simply stopped taking her medications and passed away 10 days later. We all have a right to privacy and the right to choose whether we live or die and how (without interference from the religious dogma of others)...especially people with terminal illnesses.

  • However Noa died, this story is incredibly sad. Society failed this talented and beautiful young person. One can only hope that the lessons learned will save other lives in future.

  • Thanks for this, Quartz 🙏🏼

  • Legalize euthanasia. All humans are autonomous. If someone truly wants to end their life they will. So why get in the way?

  • There something about this story that just doesn’t ring true. Some critical fact has been left out or just not discovered.