Dutch Euthanasia Cases Surge
Byline: Mail Foreign Service
EUTHANASIA cases in Holland have rocketed by 13 per cent in the past year, figures show.
Some 2,636 Dutch people were killed by euthanasia during this time, with 80 per cent dying at home after their doctors administered a lethal dose of drugs.
This compares to 2,331 reported deaths by euthanasia in 2008.
The rise in cases has prompted the health ministry to launch an inquiry into the law and it is due to open its investigations by the end of the month.
The previous two years also saw rises in the number of cases, with 2,120 deaths by euthanasia in 2006, 1,923 deaths in 2006.
In 2003, the year after …
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