“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


The U.S. based Pro-life Healthcare Alliance (PHA) made the poster above of moi. It's only one of a number of pro-Life posters available from the PHA. See https://resources.humanlife.org/?issues=Assisted-Suicide,Euthanasia Yes, I am alive and I want it to stay that way, despite more than 33 years with aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS). I am loved and cared about by my family, community and God. Everyone longs for belonging.

Euthanasia has been legalized in my nation of Canada. It was sold to Canadians as medical assisted suicide of the sick and disabled -- they euphemistically call it 'medical assistance in dying' -- what we got was euthanasia. I wrote about this in a previous blog post (http://www.humanlifematters.org/2017/10/canadas-euthanasia-saves-millions.html). 

Champions of medically assisted suicide might respond to the poster, "If you don't want assistance in your suicide then don't have it." The problem with such a statement is that they don't account for stealth euthanasia practised behind closed curtains in hospitals across North America under the guise of futile care. Doctors simply decide to stop life support or starve and dehydrate patients they deem beyond the pale of curative medicine. Having decided this, they hasten the patient's death, regardless of what the patient's family wants or directions the patient may have stated in an advanced directive.

I'm at am risk of this sort of fate, should I become comatose from stroke, accident, or neurological degeneration of disease.  I will soon be over 65 years old, I've been a drain on the health care system for 3 decades with an incurable, degenerative disease.  

Once a taboo of killing has been crossed -- Canada and five U.S. states have crossed it -- any barbarity is possible. Medical killing creeps and poisons human hearts, and the conscience of a nation. 

The right to die becomes a duty to die for the perceived good of the volk: The sick, severely disabled, those who are a burdens to the state or family, or have sizeable estates waiting, the demented, and the medical fragile who are unwanted or unloved. 

I call on all people of faith, and good will, to resist medical killing of any kind. Decry it as the evil it is and hold up the sanctity of every human life! Work for the protection and care of all.


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