Thursday, October 30, 2008

Assisted Suicide is NOT Death with Dignity

Camille Pauley of Kenmore, WA stated:
"When my mother lay dying of a debilitating stroke, her suffering was not an unbearable burden for her, nor for her family, because there was love. We will all die. The tragedy of allowing doctors to help people kill themselves is that it completely abandons the patient, and ignores our responsibility as a civilized society to create systems that enable everyone to die with the true dignity, love, and care that my mother received" from

I couldn't agree with Camille more. Having gone through the experience of losing a loved one, everyone should die with true dignity, love and care. Giving someone a lethal dose of pills to take - abandons them and shows them that we as a society really don't care about them, nor want to take care of them, nor value their life.

All life is precious and we should fight to protect all life. The Declaration of Independence states:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Government was set up to protect life, not to create laws to make it legal to take life. We are making doctors into killers.

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