Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and assisted suicide—the killing of devalued patients for their alleged benefit—endanger the lives of people who are sick, elderly, and disabled.
Just as abortion takes vulnerable human life at its earliest stages, euthanasia and assisted suicide threaten elderly, sick, and disabled persons, often masked by euphemisms such as “aid in dying” and “death with dignity.”
Euthanasia can be voluntary, involuntary (against the expressed wishes of the patient), or non-voluntary (when the person who is killed makes no request and gives no consent, such as in cases when the patient is incompetent and unable to express his or her wishes).
Euthanasia or suicide should never be an option.
Depressed and suffering patients should be treated. Lonely and isolated patients should be cared for. No one should ever feel that his or her life is worthless or meaningless—because every person matters. The answer to disease and disability is love and authentic compassion (to suffer with), not killing.
Wayne Cockfield of Florence, SC, a disabled US Marine Vietnam veteran speaks on the dangers of the legalization of doctor-prescribed suicide at the Massachusetts Citizens For Life Assembly for life on January 29, 2012 in Boston's Faneuil Hall.