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Monday, September 12, 2005

Euthanasia: What I Really Think

Euthasia is a form of murder. I opposed what was done to Terri Schiavo on that basis. She wasn't dying. She wasn't on life support. She wasn't suffering. Please read what I wrote on that matter in these previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Yesterday's post, however, has caused some stir, understandably. That's why I want to clarify myself. I am willing to be rebuked and corrected. I may have misunderstood the facts. I may have voiced poor judgment (wouldn't be the first time). But allow me to ask a hypothetical question. Are there any scenarios - any scenarios at all - in which euthanasia may be the lesser of two evils? I'm not necessarily speaking of the case in N.O. And I'm not trying to start a flame war. I am sincerely asking the question.

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The Cubicle Reverend said...

Most people never have to face a terminally ill loved one or be terminally ill themselves. My mother died a few years back from cancer and i was her primary care giver. We were watching a program on death and dying on PBS to try and get a better understanding on what to expect and my mother asks me,"Would you help me to die if I asked?" I told her I wouldn't. She then ventured, "How about just happening to leave a bottle of morphine next to me where I can get it and leaving the room." I told her I couldn't. She's quiet for a moment and says,"I guess you don't really care do you?" That still haunts me to this day. Under normal circumstances she'd never be like this. These weren't normal circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Not everyone in that condition is sane. Surely it is better that you did not help her commit a mortal sin at the end?

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