“Assisted suicide is a reversal of the proper role of a doctor as a healer, comforter and consoler to an improper role of the physician causing a patient’s death.” --Kenneth R. Stevens Jr. MD, FACR
“Death is part of the process of living, and I think society is afraid to talk about death and to talk about suffering...death and suffering are not … the most evil things that could happen, but intentionally killing another person or oneself as a solution to that suffering is barbaric.” --Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council
View this video made by a student for a class project about euthanasia.
“No matter how ill a patient is, we never have a right to put that person to death. Rather, we have a duty to care for and preserve life. But to what length are we required to go to preserve life? No religion or state holds that we are obliged to use every possible means to prolong life. The means we use have traditionally been classified as either "ordinary" or "extraordinary." "Ordinary" means must always be used. This is any treatment or procedure which provides some benefit to the patient without excessive burden or hardship. "Extraordinary" means are optional. These are measures which do present an excessive burden.” Priests for Life
There are many alternatives to euthanasia and assisted suicide, such as palliative care. This is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
While the above issues are the main concerns of those of us who understand that life is a gift from
God and needs to be protected, there will certainly be others that are thrown in our way to create roadblocks in our fight to restore a culture of life.
Click on the title to read the article "Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in the United States"
Website: Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Website: Patient's Rights Council
Website: Not Dead Yet
Website: Patients Rights Council
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