Rutte says the new government puts too much emphasis on palliative care in the stance it has now taken on euthanasia. He fears that the government will try to somehow make palliative care into an full-fledged alternative that will make euthanasia superfluous. Rutte thinks euthanasia should remain an "independent alternative" in situations of unbearable and untreatable suffering.
A full-fledged alternative to physicians ending the lives of their patients? Unbelievable. Don't those other parties know that euthanasia should be the
Rutte also pointed out that the coalition wants to urge pregnant women to consider adoption as an alternative for abortion.
The nerve of these people. Not only do they want palliative care to be an alternative to euthanasia, they want adoption to be considered an alternative to abortion. Don't they understand that death always works best?