World’s First Euthanasia Clinic

It’s called the Levenseindekliniek, the “end of life clinic.” It serves as a point of contact for all Dutch people who want to die but don’t have a primary care physician prepared to help them do so. The clinic has mobile euthanasia teams, each of which consists of a doctor and a nurse. When an individual qualifies for the program after passing a screening, one of the teams makes a house call to inject two drugs. One puts the patient into a deep sleep, while the other stops all breathing, leading to death.

More from Laura Höflinger in Spiegel Online International. HT: Tyler Cowan via Jason Shafrin.

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  1. Joe Barnett says:

    Are they using the same drugs that the EU is now refusing to export to the US because those drugs are used in executions?

    I assume the Dutch realize that “mobile death units” were an innovation of the Nazi death squads? (Just drive around, with a hose from the exhaust pouring fumes into the cargo space.)

  2. Buster says:

    This is rather hard to believe. What if the client doesn’t pay them? Do they still perform the service? (it would be hard to collect from a dead client).

    Moreover, what if the son, daughter or (much, much younger) trophy wife calls to arrange an appointment? That sort of reminds me of the mobile death wagons in Monty Python’s the Holy Grail.

  3. Brian says:

    This reminds me of a scene from Soylent Green.

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