Prayer vigils and outreach efforts did not fail her. The assisted suicide movement did.
One side wants to advance her advocacy for assisted suicide. The other wants to save her life.
And still call it health care?
Are we sufficiently jarred? Why would anybody devise a method to help people end their lives? And what in the world drives people to want to do that?
And don’t make me lie about knowing you’re killing yourself, either.
I remember receiving a notice in March 2005, a warning written by a man in the Netherlands, that if America allows Terri Schiavo to die in the manner that was unfolding so dramatically at the time, Dutch euthanasia would soon come to this country and there would be no stopping it. It has happened more than even he may have foreseen.
If you’ve seen those gripping previews of the movie “Sanctum” and plan to see the movie, consider this a spoiler alert. At least, consider it an alert because people need one when Hollywood puts out films that as one critic put it, are visually stunning but morally vapid.
As usual, it’s being done under the disguise of compassion. This storyline is getting mainstreamed, and even if well-intended, it’s dangerous.
The false premise at the center of the ‘right to die’ movement is that it upholds the very progressive ideal of radical personal autonomy. That, however, is a marketing ploy.
Or, ’shooting fish in a barrel’, as Dr. Mark Mostert so aptly but wincingly puts it.
...that’s how the Dutch News treats the story of euthanasia….or “mercy killing” as they put it….in their country.
On New Year’s Eve, the Montana Supreme Court’s Baxter decision came
down while no one was paying attention. They ruled that physicians can
now legally prescribe drugs to help people kill themselves.
Abortion is not health care. Neither is physician-assisted suicide.
Dutch euthanasia laws pave the way for the right to die movement’s
campaign in other countries. Now the Dutch minister who originally
promoted the law says it was a mistake
began on this day, 46 years ago. Her family, who recently suffered the
loss of Terri’s father, is ever-hopeful and grateful for everyone
around the world who shares their cause
Sarah Palin introduced that term into public and political debate
over health care reform and now it’s regularly repeated by news
analysts, usually scorned but occasionally affirmed.
Seems like everyone would know Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s immense role in
spreading the cause of death on demand.