In His Heart, Rick Santorum Knows the Dutch are Being Euthanized Against Their Will

A few weeks ago, Rick Santorum twisted the Netherland’s euthanasia law into something it is not. The facts are that a few thousand Dutch use the euthanasia law, which is loaded with protections so that no one is unintentionally euthanized.

Santorum made the claim that the Dutch are wearing bracelets declaring that they don’t want to be euthanized to protect themselves from being involuntarily killed. He went onto proclaim that 10% of the deaths in the Netherlands are from euthanasia, which is a gross exaggeration. Worse, Santorum charged that the elderly and sick are being forcibly euthanized in hospitals.

In this video, a Dutch reporter finally cornered a Santorum spokesperson. The reporter may as well have been talking to a taped message. Persist as he may that Santorum was misrepresenting the facts, the spokesperson ignored the reporter’s question by constantly repeating that Santorum was pro-life from birth to death.

This must be the argument that goes “I’m pro-life so the facts don’t matter.”

Outside of this issue, which is disturbing enough, Santorum’s position is filled with such arrogance, disregard for the facts and unwillingness to admit a mistake, that a Santorum presidency becomes extremely frightening.

If Santorum is going to misrepresent the facts on a matter like this with no regret, then he is capable of pursuing a political agenda devoid of the facts and truth on anything. This appears uncomfortably similar to the Bush administration’s efforts to find WMDs in Iraq. At least in that case, there was some basis for pursuing that investigation since Saddam had possessed WMDs at one time. This Dutch euthanasia claim by Santorum is pure fiction.

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7 Responses to In His Heart, Rick Santorum Knows the Dutch are Being Euthanized Against Their Will

  1. Jacob Pasman says:

    How on earth is it possible that even a single sane person can vote for this fool and liar.
    His views are, in my opinion, ridiculous.
    As a Dutch catholic l(Living in the Netherlands) I am against euthanasia. But everything stated by Santorum is not true.
    1) Bracelets with “Do not euthanize me” do not exist!
    2) 2% of the death are euthanized not 10%
    3) The rules on euthanasia are very strict. Those in favour think they are way too strict
    4) Being against euthanasia, I have never ever heard of elderly people leaving the country in fear of being unvoluntary euthanasia.

    Again: How can a nation as the USA give even one vote to this $%#@^&*.
    It is proven fact that he is gross liar, but not a single American seems to care. But if people will find out that the has drunk a few beers at the age of 18 (as almost every single American) he will probably be scandalized because of it.

  2. Rob says:

    Every word spent on this person is one too many. (mine too, but I need say something)
    Not a single statement about the Netherlands is true.
    I’m Dutch and I could not believe my ears watching his views about Dutch euthanasia.
    I really thought I was watching a “Saturday Night Live” kinda program.

    Americans: don’t be fooled by this insane remarks

  3. James Bird says:

    I agree with the people that commented before me.
    I’ve been in the Netherlands many times and I had some serious debats with some dutch friends.
    Whether you are in favour or against euthanasia, everything Santorum is absolutely not true.
    ” Do not euthanize me” bracelets don’t even exist.

    I apologize to the Dutch because of his lies

  4. Jane Birkin says:

    Santorum’s spokeswoman makes a complete fool of her self not answering a single question asked.
    If this is what we can expect from a Santorum’s presidency, we should all be very very worried

  5. John McDowell says:

    Do we realize that the rest of the world is witnessing that we Americans, actually vote for a nutcase like Santorum? (Brrr shiver)

  6. Helene Voight says:

    Got to agree; Being a Republican, Rick Santorum is a huge disgrace for our nation

  7. david says:

    I bought one just on case at dutchbracelet.com
    Better safe than sorry :P

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