Expansions on euthanasia should be sounding alarm bells for us all

We've recently launched the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "at the same time, the legal right to physician-assisted suicide is being expanded more than ever....Do we as a society want to prevent people from killing themselves, or to support it as an expression of personal autonomy?" - RNS

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Bert Perry's picture

My take is that the examples of Belgium, the Netherlands, Jack Kervorkian, and Oregon too often indicate that euthanasia too often serves as a way of hiding doctors' mistakes and inability to help, along with sometimes allowing the heirs to choose the time of death.

Long and short of it is that when euthanasia is legal, there are powerful incentives to dispose of the inconvenient and defenseless.  As someone who is personally getting older, just like 100% of the world, that's not a precedent I want to set.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

dgszweda's picture

A lot of people look at this as terrible.  And I would agree with them.  But it gives me great hope in a God.  This type of behavior truly shows us that Romans 1:28 is true.  To follow in the precepts of God is true and orderly, and to follow in the folly of the Devil is at the end of the day disorderly and false.  We seek to prevent suicides while at the same time encouraging them.  We allow people to call themselves a woman while at the same time have no clue on how to define a woman.  The folly of man becomes more and more prevelant as it seeks to subvert the will of God.