The Tragic Tale of a Young Girl's Demise

On June 3, 2019, the troubling story of the death of 17-year-old Dutch girl Noa Pothoven went viral, with initial reports claiming she had been voluntarily euthanized. Within a day, those claims were proved false. Noa committed suicide by refusing to eat or drink. Since the medical community and her parents declined to force-feed her, her death is referred to as "passive euthanasia."

"Euthanasia" is the direct killing by doctors of their patients. "Assisted...


is the Cultural Analyst at the Illinois Family Institute. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites, and she has spoken at the Council for National Policy and at conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #50, Fall 2019 Copyright © 2019 Salvo |