X-Message-Number: 16043
From: "Blaauw, Mischa de [CNTNL]" <>
Subject: RE: CryoNet #16041 - #16042
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 05:16:02 -0400


Message #16041
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 23:05:12 +0100
From: J Corbally <>
Subject: Dutch introduce Euthanasia 

Well, hats off to them, they did it;


The Dutch parliament is passing a law to allow Euthanasia with certain 
conditions.  How do people feel this might affect Cryonics in Europe?


"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

I myself am dutch and I think it can only help. Surely if in a persons's
will a request for euthanasia can be allowed, he can ask for preservation
aswell. His/her next of kin will no doubt be up-to-date with the persons
'last' wishes. Anyway, I think this law offers not only the right for
euthanasia, but basicly it gives us a higher amount of self decision over
what happens to our bodies if an accident does occur. The person gains more
right to decide what will happen in such an occasion, instead of having to
rely on medical personel to do their best.


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