Friday, June 22, 2012

Anti-Euthanasia Rally in Vancouver

An insult to call suicide "dignity". And to suggest that most people want it.


  1. Good to bring this to the attention. Euthanisia is turning into the new abortion, with millions upon millions of people being murdered worldwide.

  2. The fact that you people think others shouldn't make decisions with their own lives just because of your religion is disgusting. Would you rather someone live five more years in intense pain, or give them the choice to end it then and there? You people are not doing this for the victims' benefit, you're doing this for yours. Grow up and face facts.

  3. Who , the h--- said anything about religion? There you go revealing your hate Mr. Second Anonymous.

    1. Ha, I hate to be Captain Obvious here, but this is a Catholic blogspot page. Religion is extremely relevant.

    2. Oops, there you go again. Unable to make a philosophical argument, you bitch about religion. Easy. And predictable.

    3. what sort of fanny censors the word 'Hell' or 'Heck'!

  4. How is this abuse when assisted suicide is consensual? The very people you are trying to "protect" are against you, because they want to die. You people are responsible for people's unnecessary suffering. You have no control over their life. This is not murder, they want to die, just give them their wish.

  5. I can see this post is really under your skin.

    Here is the teaching of the Catechism...


    2276 Those whose lives are diminished or weakened deserve special respect. Sick or handicapped persons should be helped to lead lives as normal as possible.

    2277 Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.

    Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.

    2278 Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of "over-zealous" treatment. Here one does not will to cause death; one's inability to impede it is merely accepted. The decisions should be made by the patient if he is competent and able or, if not, by those legally entitled to act for the patient, whose reasonable will and legitimate interests must always be respected.

    2279 Even if death is thought imminent, the ordinary care owed to a sick person cannot be legitimately interrupted. The use of painkillers to alleviate the sufferings of the dying, even at the risk of shortening their days, can be morally in conformity with human dignity if death is not willed as either an end or a means, but only foreseen and tolerated as inevitable Palliative care is a special form of disinterested charity. As such it should be encouraged.