Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Wesley J. Smith: Starvation as the New 'Death with Dignity'
Wesley J. Smith: Starvation as the New "Death with Dignity"
June 2, 2014 (First Things)
– Self-starvation has become the latest craze among the "death with
dignity" crowd. This has been coming on for some time. Removing feeding
tubes from cognitively disabled people who can't swallow has been
allowed for decades, under the right to refuse unwanted "medical
But what about people who can eat and drink by
mouth? Assisted suicide advocates argue that it isn't fair that they
can't die too. So, activists promote a form of "self-deliverance" that
they call "voluntary stopping eating and drinking," (VSED), by which
suicidal people declare their wish to starve to death.