The blog stated:
Alex Schadenberg from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition blogged about the rise in deaths from euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in the Netherlands. He questions the lack of information about babies who die under the Gruningen protocol or the prevalence of disabilities or dementia in those who die from euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. Obviously you can tell by the name of his group where he stands, but I think these questions are important regardless of where you stand on this issue and as a matter of public policy in balancing the protection of some with the freedoms of others.
Link to the blog: http://www.pallimed.org/2010/01/palliative-care-grand-rounds-vol-21.html
I thank the writers of the blog for bringing up the issues in an honest manner, but I question their understanding of what euthanasia actually is.
The blog states:
"regardless of where you stand on this issue and as a matter of public policy in balancing the protection of some with the freedoms of others."
Since euthanasia is giving the physician the right to directly and intentionally take the life of their patient, therefore it really isn't an issue of freedom, but rather an issue of when physicians believe it is OK to kill and when they don't believe it is OK to kill.