She was allowed to starve herself to death, to my understanding. Is her blood on the incompetent European officials and their open border policy?
A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child was allowed to end her own life at home after her suffering became “unbearable.”
Noa Pothoven died on Sunday in an “end-of-life clinic” bed in her living room in the Netherlands after she refused food following a battle with mental health problems.
The teenager from Arnhem decided to end her own life after sexual assaults and rapes as a small girl led her to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia.
She was attacked three times as a youngster.
The first two incidents were molestations when she attended children’s parties aged 11 and 12 before she was raped by two men when she was 14 in the Elderveld neighbourhood of the city.
For years she never revealed the horrific abuse because it left her feeling ashamed, the 17-year-old said.
Last year, Noa said that she had reported the attacks to police saying she hoped the men will one day be arrested.
Doctors had previously force-fed the teenager to keep her alive, an experience she described as “humiliating” and “degrading”.
According to reports in Holland, medics last week agreed to no longer attempt to feed the teenager.
She was instead provided with palliative care in a hospital bed set up in her living room.
Noa told the Gelderlander in December that she at one point contacted the Life End Clinic in The Hague without telling her loved ones to discuss euthanasia.
Her parents last year said that they were opposed to allowing their daughter to die - after she was turned down by the clinic because she was too young.
Cases like Noa’s, where treatment is withheld, are sometimes referred to as “passive euthanasia”.
Under Dutch law, doctors can agree to euthanasia for a child as young as 12 as long as suffering, including psychiatric illnesses, can be medically defined as unbearable and with no end in sight.
Noa spent her final hours saying goodbye to her heartbroken friends and family.
The day before she passed away, the Dutch teen posted a message on Instagram revealing her decision to die.
Noa had penned an award winning autobiography called Winning or Learning which detailed her struggles with mental health including suicide attempts.
She said she wanted the book to help vulnerable children in Holland as the country does not have specialised clinics where youngsters can be treated for psychological or physical trauma.