Credit: Roberto Tumini via Unpslash.

Credit: Roberto Tumini via Unpslash.

A Dutch woman in her 20s was euthanized after her mental health condition was declared “insufferable” by a team of doctors and psychiatrists in the Netherlands, according to recently released reports from the Dutch Euthanasia Commission.

Why? The unnamed woman was sexually abused from ages 5 to 15.

As a result, she suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Multiple reports say the documents classified her condition as “incurable,” thus legally justifying the woman’s death by euthanasia under Dutch law.

Health professionals and advocates in the United States argue that the case is a blow to others who are suffering with similar illnesses, because it sends a message of hopelessness.

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