Only God the author of all life has the right to decide when a person is going to die. Euthanasia/assisted suicide is a selfish act of taking the easy way out. It is not an act of bravery. No one should be cheerleaders for death. This is the work of the devil. People who think taking your own life is a good thing are sick. There is so much moral bankruptcy in our society that it is disheartening. We need to pray, rely on God and be more proactive in showing persons with major illnesses that they are loved by Christ and how fulfilling it is to unite your suffering with Jesus’ Cross.
Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com
I watched the Youtube videos and read the articles of Susan Griffiths’ final week of life with a mixture of sadness, discouragement and anger. Susan Griffiths was the Canadian woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba who committed assisted suicide at the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland on April 25, 2013.
She was in the early stages of Multiple Systems Atrophy, a rare condition of the involuntary nervous system. As the name implies, it attacks all organ systems thereby affecting everything from muscular control, sweating, heart and lungs, bowel and bladder control, digestion, vision and mental function. The decline is gradual and patients live seven to nine years after diagnosis, losing all the body functions we take for granted and living a totally dependent life of pain and discomfort. Treatment and medications address the symptoms. There is no cure and no hope of remission. It is, in fact…
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