Isn’t it true that elderly people in The Netherlands wear bracelets with the words “Do not euthanize me” so they are not involuntarily euthanised should they be rushed to hospital?

Sat, 15 Aug, 2015

This was a claim made by Rick Santorum in his bid to become the United States Republican Presidential Nominee in 2012, and there is not a shred of evidence to back his claim up. The Washington Post gave this assertion “Four Pinocchios” (out of a possible four) after Santorum’s Campaign Team was unwilling to defend his comments. Representatives from the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, as well as from the Royal Dutch Medical Association, have said that such bracelets do not exist.

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