Sex abuse victim in her twenties allowed euthanasia as mental health problems ‘INCURABLE’

Sex abuse victim in her twenties allowed euthanasia as mental health problems ‘INCURABLE’

A WOMAN who was sexually abused as a child has successfully applied for euthanasia as she could not live with her mental suffering.

PUBLISHED: 08:43, Wed, May 11, 2016 | UPDATED: 08:51, Wed, May 11, 2016

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The former victim was allowed to kill herself

The victim was given a lethal injection after health professionals decided her post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions were incurable.

Her condition included severe anorexia, chronic depression and suicidal mood swings, tendencies to self-harm, hallucinations, obsessions and compulsions.

Although the Dutch victim showed improvements after intensive therapy, she was given the right to die after doctors said treatment was hopeless.

300 people from Britain have ended their life in Dignitas in Switzerland

This tragic situation shows why euthanasia should never be legalised in this country

MP Fiona Bruce

British MPs said the case proved euthanasia should never be legalised in the UK.

The woman had been abused between the age of five and 15 and had suffered from mental disorders since.

It was revealed the woman had post-traumatic stress disorder that was resistant to treatment.

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The victim was abused when she was younger

Although the woman had had treatment, which was “temporarily partially successful”, treatment was stopped last year when independent consultants said the case was “hopeless”.

One Labour MP criticised the decision saying it meant sex abuse victims were now being punished with death.

MP Robert Flello said: “It almost sends the message that if you are a victim of abuse, and as a result you get a mental illness, you are punished by being killed, that the punishment for the crime of being a victim is death.”

Tory MP Fiona Bruce, chairman of the Parliamentary All-Party Pro-Life Group, said: “This tragic situation shows why euthanasia should never be legalised in this Country.

Terry Pratchett was a campaigner for right-to-die

“What this woman needed, at a desperate point in her young life, was help and support to overcome her problems, not the option of euthanasia.”

The issue of assisted dying campaign is one that splits opinions in the UK.

The numbers heading to Switzerland to be killed have increased with around one person a fortnight going to Dignitas from the UK.

In total around 300 people from Britain have ended their lives in the Swiss clinic.

Campaign groups are encouraging the UK government to change the laws, however when MPs voted on the issue last year, they voted against euthanisia.

New York City Police Officer Shoots And Kills Unarmed Black Man For Using Stairs In Building

New York City Police Officer Shoots And Kills Unarmed Black Man For Using Stairs In Building


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A New York City police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man Thursday evening after the man and his girlfriend opted to take the stairs instead of the elevator in the woman’s apartment building. The couple encountered two police officers in the dimly lit stairwell as they approached the woman’s floor. One of the officers already had his gun drawn while in the stairwell and shot the man, 28-year-old Akai Gurley, once in the chest as the couple came upon the officers. The officer who killed Gurley has been identified as Peter Liang, a rookie officer who was on a probationary assignment patrolling a housing project.

Michelle Butler, Gurley’s girlfriend, recounted the tragic event to the New York Daily News.

“They didn’t identify themselves,” said Butler, 27, who began dating Gurley in January 2011. “No nothing. They didn’t give no explanation. They just pulled a gun and shot him in the chest.”

The terrified couple ran down to the fifth floor before Gurley collapsed in a pool of blood. Butler, who was standing alongside her boyfriend when he was hit, recalled their frantic final moments together as she begged Gurley to keep fighting.

“Yo, you OK? Talk to me!” she recalled shouting. “He wasn’t saying nothing. That was the last thing I said to him.”

Butler said the officers never came down to check on the mortally wounded man, and medical help was only sent after she banged on a neighbor’s door for help.

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton held a press conference Friday morning to discuss the shooting incident. He stated that it was “an unfortunate tragedy” and said that it appeared to be “an accidental discharge” of the officer’s weapon. Bratton also pointed out that the building had seen two robberies and four assaults recently, perhaps providing cover to the officer regarding why his weapon was drawn as he entered the stairwell.

DNAinfo, a news website covering New York and Chicago neighborhoods, provided the following tweets from the press conference.

Based on the evidence and the police commissioner’s statements, Gurley was killed for no other reason than being a black man walking up some stairs in a building that had recently witnessed crimes. A nervous police officer had his gun out and as soon as he encountered Gurley, the officer shot first without hesitation. Due to this natural inclination to be prepared to shoot at a moment’s notice, a totally innocent man is dead.

While this may just be an unfortunate “circumstance of events,” it further validates the feeling among the black community that people of color are unfairly treated and targeted by law enforcement. In a September article, Mother Jones provided data from the CDC showing that over the past 40 years, blacks have been four times more likely to be shot and killed by law enforcement than whites. While that disparity shrank last decade, Mother Jones also revealed that over the same time period, the FBI’s stats still showed a 4-to-1 disparity in the rate of justifiable homicides between the two races.

H/t: Ted

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