Assisted Suicide: Depressing Numbers From the Netherlands

6,091 "assisted."

The crystal ball that is Western Europe yielded some more depressing premonitions for America's future this week, and this time it wasn't Islamic terrorists ramming a truck through a crowded marketplace.

According to reports, assisted suicide in the Netherlands saw a 10% increase in 2016, totaling 6,091 people killed by the ghastly practice (roughly 4% of all deaths there). In 2015, figures reported 5,561 deaths.  

LifeNews reports that since 2006, there has been a 317% increase in euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands, according to reports they publish every five years. 

"The 2010 study that was published in the Lancet (July 2012) indicated that 23% of all assisted deaths were unreported in the Netherlands," reports LifeNews. "If this trend continued, that may have been 1400 unreported assisted deaths in 2016."

Worst still, the country has expanded their definition of "terminally ill" to include dementia or severe psychiatric impairment -- essentially, a sweeping away of the undesirables. Down syndrome babies are taken care of while still in the womb. 

"There were 141 people who died by euthanasia based on dementia in 2016, up from 109 the previous year," they report. "There were 60 people who died by euthanasia for psychiatric reasons in 2016, up from 56 the previous year."