Thursday, February 25, 2016

In the Netherlands, euthanasia for autism is possible


Charles Lane has an op-ed in the Washington Post today, Thursday, February 25, 2016, p. A17, “Where death is a cure for autism”.  Apparently, an autistic man in the Netherlands in his 30s asked to be euthanized over inability to form relationships.  It sounds like what he really had as Asperger’s, which when mild is often connected to brilliance. The request was honored, according to law.
 
The person might have felt that his life had become a bargaining chip for others.

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