Mark Langedijk was an alcoholic. He battled his addiction for eight years. The battle was so difficult for him that he decided he would rather die. And in the Netherlands – where the logic of euthanasia has run its course – he found a doctor who would make him dead. And why not? He was suffering. It doesn’t matter that his suffering did not involve physical pain or that he was not terminally ill. All that matters is that he was experiencing suffering and wanted relief. Euthanasia knows no limits.
And last year, a person suffering from mental illness due to sex abuse as a child was also euthanized. Euthanasia is an easy way to throw broken people away rather than treat them. It is abandonment. These people need our care, not a lethal injection.