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Euthanasia stands condemned

 

Euthanasia stands condemned on several counts, some moral, some material or physical.

Euthanasia is outright murder on the part of the one who administers the drug or other means that will bring about death.

Euthanasia is suicide on the part of the person who requests or consents to any means of shortening or destroying life.

God and God alone has the direct right to end a human life. The Almighty has definitively condemned murder and suicide. In euthanasia, a doctor or a group of doctors, the patient or his relatives, take to themselves this right of God. Here is the fundamental reason that euthanasia is wrong from the moral aspect.

Euthanasia not only fails to take into account man’s supernatural life, it actually denies it. It disregards the value of redemptive pain and suffering; it rejects the concept of merit gained by suffering; it entirely ignores the word of God. “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Lk 9:23).

© Evangelization Station, 2010

 

Euthanasia stands condemned

 

Euthanasia stands condemned on several counts, some moral, some material or physical.

Euthanasia is outright murder on the part of the one who administers the drug or other means that will bring about death.

Euthanasia is suicide on the part of the person who requests or consents to any means of shortening or destroying life.

God and God alone has the direct right to end a human life. The Almighty has definitively condemned murder and suicide. In euthanasia, a doctor or a group of doctors, the patient or his relatives, take to themselves this right of God. Here is the fundamental reason that euthanasia is wrong from the moral aspect.

Euthanasia not only fails to take into account man’s supernatural life, it actually denies it. It disregards the value of redemptive pain and suffering; it rejects the concept of merit gained by suffering; it entirely ignores the word of God. “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Lk 9:23).

Euthanasia helps no one and solves no problems. Rather it creates problems. For the patient who is mortally ill, there will be the fear that the doctor will prematurely end his life. Many elderly people in Scandinavian countries, who fall ill, travel for treatment to countries where the practice of euthanasia still is illegal. It creates a problem for the doctor who has a conscience. He will be unwilling to grant the request of the patient or the relatives, should they desire mercy killing. It also creates a societal problem, especially in our courts in the form of expensive, tax-paid investigations and prosecutions.

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