I’m not entirely sure Santorum knows what euthanasia is…

This blog is not ordinarily a political platform, but I just couldn’t let this one slip. This one minute video will get you up to speed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn-eejMcmuA&feature=player_embedded

If by ‘euthanasia’, Rick means unfortunate, but inevitable, situations whereby old and/or very sick people go to hospital and, despite the best medical efforts, sadly pass away, then yes, sure, 10% of Dutch people are ‘euthanised’. But, like the rest of us, you will probably, actually, refer to this as ‘death’.

The official percentage of euthanised deaths in The Netherlands is 2.3%, more than 80% of which are terminally ill cancer patients. And these statistics come from the actual medical data, seen here, not the ‘Louisiana Right to Life Federation’. I don’t think I need to highlight the potential bias in their motives. What I will highlight is their ‘source‘. It seems, after a labourious 1 minute of back tracing, Righteous Rick has dropped a clanger.

And ‘Don’t Euthanise Me’ bracelets? I doubt all the old people could get them on for all the shaking in fear of a visit to the merchants of death. That’s probably why they don’t wear them. Or exist.

Old people in The Netherlands suffer an aweful retirement; forced to sit, carefully, in their injury-proof, sterilized houses, trying their best not to hurt themselves, so as to avoid a trip to the hospital, where they will be forced to play euthanasia roulette. Their children, however, are very attentive to the health of their elders; they sit around watching their ailing parents, willing a cough or a trip, so that they can take them to the hospital and spin a few balls on inheritence roulette.

For more outlandish misrespresentations of basic statistics on the Netherlands, see this previous post.

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One thought on “I’m not entirely sure Santorum knows what euthanasia is…

  1. Pingback: Are Euthanasia and DNR the same thing? « ithinkthereforeiamsterdam

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