Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dispatches from the Post-Christian Future.

"A former victim of child sex abuse has ended her life under Dutch euthanasia laws because she could not live with her mental suffering.

The woman, in her twenties, was given a lethal injection after doctors and psychiatrists decided that her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.

It went ahead despite improvements in the woman's psychological condition after 'intensive therapy' two years ago, and even though doctors in the Netherlands accept that a demand for death from a psychiatric patient may be no more than a cry for help.

The woman, who has not been named, began to suffer from mental disorders 15 years ago following sexual abuse, according to the papers released by the Dutch Euthanasia Commission. The timescale means she was abused between the ages of five and 15."

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Lauran said...

The Dutch appear to be more disgusted with sexual abused victims than with sexual abusers. Or have they simply developed a more veracious appetite for serial killing--as serials killers often admit once they get good at it.

Lauran said...

Sorry, typo--voracious.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, assuming your input about the Dutch is true, what worldwide religious organization does it appear most closely matches the Dutch view (according to Lauran) on abusers and the abused?

Lauran said...

Hmmm, enlighten us, stoneless Anon.

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