I was told recently that the Netherlands could actually be used as a model for healthcare in this country. Obama suggested the Netherlands as a model for the U.S. to emulate a few months ago in Colorado. People who knew something of the true state of healthcare and bioethics (or lack thereof) in that country were appalled. Want to know why? Read these articles: Killing Babies Compassionately: The Netherlands Follow In Germany’s Footsteps (from 2006; yes, it’s been going on that long, and longer), and The Netherlands?! A Good Bad Example (from this past August 2009), written by Wesley J. Smith. Smith is a bioethics attorney, author and speaker, writer of the blog Secondhand Smoke at First Things, and writer/speaker of the podcast What It Means To Be Human, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute.
- Read the articles about the Netherlands from 2006 and 2009.
- Read more articles by and information about Wesley J. Smith at the Discovery Institute.
- Visit his blog, Secondhand Smoke: Your 24/7 Seminar on Bioethics and The Importance of Being Human.
- Listen to or subscribe to Wesley J. Smith’s podcast, What It Means To Be Human.