Netherlands Teen Raped as Child Is Legally Euthanized due to ‘Unbearable’ Pain

June 4, 2019

(New York Post) – In The Netherlands, kids ages 12 to 16 need permission from a parent to be euthanized and must have consulted a doctor, who agrees that their suffering is unbearable and likely to continue. But at 17, children no longer need their parents’ consent to apply to kill themselves. Pothoven turned 17 in December. The Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2001 — the year she was born.