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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Normalizing Elder Couple Joint Suicides


By Wesley J. Smith

People keep pretending that assisted suicide/euthanasia are about terminal illness. That’s a clear ploy to get people to accept the premise that killing is an acceptable answer to human suffering.

After that, logic will take over. Once a population begins to accept the overarching premise, the limitations such as terminal illness melt away.

Sometimes, it doesn’t even have to wait that long. In Belgium, elderly married couples can receive joint euthanasia–even if one or both isn’t seriously ill.

And now, in Australia, a healthy elderly couple is praised in a journal called Starts at Sixty! for committing joint assisted suicide before becoming ill. From, “Why This Couple Chose to Leave the World on Their Own Terms

Peter and Pat were scientists, explorers, parents, and jokesters. They had devoted their lives to their passions and raised three daughters – Judy, Anny and Kate. They lived life to the full and were determined to avoid the illness and fragility that so often comes with old age.

Both Peter and Pat had discussed their choice to take their own lives for many years. They decided long ago this was the way they wanted to go and they made sure their daughters understood their decision. To them, prolonging life for the sake of living was not enough. They enjoyed hiking and reading and debating each other on science, literature and arts.

They did not want to live a life where all of these things were not possible. The idea of nursing homes and palliative care was not something they wished to consider. They would die with the sharp minds and good humour they had cherished their whole lives.

They decided to commit suicide before becoming ill or debilitated by age–with the information on how to get dead provided by the Down-Under Kevorkian, Philip Nitschke:

Read more: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/02

Assisted euthanasia/suicide is becoming prevalent in Europe. As more states enact similar laws, our nation will continue to devolve into a godless culture of death.  God is the Creator of life. Man has become the destroyer of life. Terry Noble

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