A week or so ago the Dutch were outraged to learn that Rick Santorum had mistakenly inflated their euthanasia stats. It's not 10% of deaths; it's more like 2% of deaths!
Oh. Okay then. Only 2% of Dutch deaths annually are from euthanasia. This, of course, goes to show once again how backward and mendacious Rick Santorum is, and how fanatically obsessed with the "social issues". How embarrassing for America that someone like him could even be considered for President.
Hopefully, whoever gets the Republican nomination will not be gauche enough to have any concerns about the fact that thousands of people are killed by euthanasia every year by government subsidized medicine in Holland; (how many scores of thousands would 2% of annual American deaths be, I wonder?); that by law, children as young as 12 can request to be euthanized (they'd have to have their parents' consent until they're 15), or that, starting just this week, the Dutch have launched an innovative mobil euthanasia unit to visit "sick people" whose personal doctors decline to kill them.
The Dutch, who fought the Nazi's in World War II, are so ahead of the international curve in government-provided healthcare benefits, that they are offering this service free of charge.
The launch of the so-called Levenseinde, or "Life End", house-call units – whose services are being offered to Dutch citizens free of charge – coincides with the opening of a clinic of the same name in The Hague, which will take patients with incurable illnesses as well as others who do not want to die at home.
And meanwhile, Obama is having trouble getting even a contraception mandate through. Maybe he could take a page from the Dutch here. Instead of having insurance companies cover it, he could just set up government funded mobile morning after pill units in every town?