The culture of death is like the universe: It never stops expanding. Once killing is accepted as an answer to human suffering, there are always new fields for the COD to inhabit.
In the Netherlands, euthanasia is supposed to be strictly restricted (Please, make it stop! My ribs hurt from laughing.) to mentally competent people who repeatedly request to be killed, and even then, only when it is the only way to prevent suffering. (I can’t stop! It hurts!)
That’s always been crap. For example, infanticide of seriously disabled and terminally ill babies are smiled at by the society (see the “Groningen Protocol” infanticide bureaucratic checklist). Moreover, ”termination without request or consent” has always been imposed by some Netherlander doctors with mostly no–or at most,scant–consequence.
Now, current consent is being tossed in the body bag. Dutch doctors are now allowed to kill dementia patients who have not requested to die and can’t consent, if they signed a kill-me-later request while competent. From the DutchNews.nl story: