There are two kinds of euthanasia one being active the other passive.
Yet, it's not all about the end-of-life care industry, hospice, palliative care, advanced illness programs or health care reform. What is happening with those could not happen unless something was amiss with our society, unless we had gotten "off course" and lost our way. We've all made mistakes, but when they add up collectively over the course of decades, spread across our entire land, we become something other than we have aspired to be. We can be proud of much that is American, but we cannot be proud of many things that we do as a society and as individuals. We need something more than a "New Years' Eve" resolution to "be good." We need reform within ourselves as well as in society. Where is our heart? Where is our mind? What occupies our attention? What do we value and do our actions reflect those values?
Many people believe that euthanasia should be legalized....
The pro-lifers argues that abortion is not acceptable, because the fetus a viable human being, having a distinctive life of its own, to have an abortion is deliberately taking a life and that is murder....
After several years, it will be easier to pass legalization of euthanasia. Economic pressures are already mounting very quickly. States are in emergency cost-cutting mode and Medicaid is going to be cut. The federal budget is even worse. There is no question that Medicare is going to be cut back eventually. They may not tell the public in so many words, but it will be cut. The legalization of euthanasia will become hard to resist for Congressional Representatives struggling to balance a budget that is way out-of-control.
Just look at the changes in the hospice population of patients:
Even in this country, people, especially the elderly, literally are taken away to be medically-killed. They're not always being transferred voluntarily. Robin Love's non-terminal father was hauled off to hospice at the direction of his wife, with tears streaming down his face, begging not to be sent there. I receive similar reports from families around the country regularly ... families using hospice to end the life of the vulnerable family member.
Dr. Emanuel asks (in the conclusion of this same article):
In this country, some have lost their jobs because they expressed their faith. Around the world, many have lost jobs as well as their lives for expressing their faith. Intolerance for those of faith goes hand-in-hand with the ruthlessness of those who would impose death upon those they consider unworthy of life, whose quality of life is questioned.
Dr. Alexander continues discussing the Nazi crimes against humanity:
Those who respect life and take stands against abortion and euthanasia are mocked, ridiculed and harassed in many ways. The atheists complain about those of faith "imposing their beliefs" on others, yet the historically-rare freedoms enjoyed in our modern society are based on respect for the individual found in the Judeo-Christian traditions. And where eugenics and euthanasia policies are legal, there is little tolerance for the vulnerable. Many are involuntarily killed, as we have seen.
The Justice Department informs us that:
And you know what is happening here now. Intolerance for those of the Jewish and Christian faiths is spreading around the world in many places (though you wouldn't know it from the coverage on TV). And while we fear terrorist threats from radical Muslims, many Muslims suffer violent attacks as well. We are all endangered in some ways by the lack of tolerance, the willingness to use violence and war to achieve an end, the readiness to discard some lives to achieve a goal.
Top 10 Reasons Euthanasia Should Be Legal Everywhere
"Remember!" survivors of the Holocaust warn us. they cry out. They have cried out for seventy years since the Nazi era. And now it's begun again in a time of economic uncertainty, just like in Germany. "Never again" has not lasted forever. It started there with the vulnerable, and it's starting here with the vulnerable in exactly the same way and for the same reasons.