December 9, 2016

Dutch man euthanized, by his choice, to escape his alcohol use disorder

Euthanasia laws are always a hot topic issue, as much debate exists over the right for a human to choose death as a humane escape route from hopeless and terminal medical conditions. However, in this case, as with the case of another Dutch woman who experienced sexual abuse, anxiety, and depression, the assisted death of Mark Langedijk has raised flags and offended sensibilitites, especially among those in recovery. We do recover, and we do have hope, and Mr. Langedijk did not have to suffer this fate. That being said, it is easy to be indignant and protest his choice or his right to make it, yet this was absolutely his choice and legal, albeit disconcerting and sad.

Embury-Dennis, Tom. "Man in the Netherlands euthanised due to his alcohol addiction." The Independent. Web. 29 Nov 2016.

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