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Initiator Truus Postma of Dutch Euthanasia Law died

Just received the message that Truus Postma (retired GP who in 1972 applied euthanasia on the seriously ill mother died in December last year. She was picked up by the police, the villagers of Noordwolde came massively in action. Still she  was prosecuted and her case (resulting in 1 week suspended sentence) in 1973 became world news. The argumentation from the court formed the base of the current Dutch Euthanasia law. As such she can be seen as the initiator and one of the co-founders of the NVVE, Dutch Right to Die Society, of which she was a Honorary member

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