However, there is another type of dignity, intrinsic dignity. Those of us who are Christian recognize that as creatures created in God’s image and likeness, we possess dignity within ourselves with regards to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.)
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First we killed our unborn children. Now we’re killing our own parents. We don’t kill problems anymore. We kill people, and pretend that it is the same thing. This issue covers matters of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.)
History has numerous instances of a
progression following the departure from God-given rights and decrees to devastating unintended consequencies. This has been termed the slippery slope. Over 40 years ago abortion on demand throughout a pregnancy became legal in America.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening and Selection, (PIGSS) is the screening and pre-selection of embryos before implantation in the uterus through in-vitro fertilization technology, so that the optimal embryo might be selected, genetically enhanced, or genetic engineering.
Nearly two decades have passed since the birth of Dolly the sheep, a clone manufactured through a process known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Since that time, the prospect of human cloning has been eagerly—or fearfully anticipated—throughout the world.
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Forcing people to perform acts contrary to their religious convictions is one of the most egregious forms of abuse of power. History is replete with reports of religious martyrs who died horrible deaths rather than violate the tenets of their faiths.
In the words of Ron Panzer, President of Hospice Patients Alliance and forthright advocate for terminal patients, “There is no further need for Euthanasia Society of America‚ (or its successors) as the NHPCO is carrying on its work.”