Boudewijn Chabot is the Netherlander psychiatrist who assisted the suicide of a deeply depressed woman who wished to die after the demise of her two children.
Studies from Oregon and Canada show that the request to die is overwhelmingly caused by such anguish.
This case should have been laughed out of court.
Here’s the thing: The Oath is for the protection of patients, not the self-regard of doctors.
Imagine if the Colorado had the “right” not to be impeded by Hoover Dam.
Rather, existential anguish drives people to seek doctor-administered or prescribed termination.
Alliance Defending Freedom has successfully obtained a consent decree that protects doctors in Vermont.
The ground is being prepared to strip doctors, nurses, and pharmacists of the ability to practice under the principles of Hippocratic ideals.
The question I am often asked is, “Why?” Why force a doctor to participate in killing?
There are currently some conscience protections in the law, but they are under assault here and collapsing in other countries.