Washington state is looking to follow Oregon in providing so-called physician assisted suicide with Initiative 1000. Recently a Lourdes the Pope said.
"A society unable to accept its suffering members and incapable of helping to share their suffering is a cruel and inhumane society."
"Dignity never abandons the sick person," he declared, adding that people must accept death at "the hour chosen by God."
So the communications director for I-1000 promptly sent political bloggers a memo titled "Pope Keeps God on Schedule, Auto-Dial.
"The Pope does not go into detail about God’s appointment book, although many doctors note that God is, in fact, kept waiting past the chosen hour (rather like we are kept waiting at the doctor’s office) due to medical interventions that artificially extend life (but do not end suffering). Perhaps God is running late."
It is not a new thing that Catholic bashing is being introduced in this campaign since as the editorialist of this article noted that last month they made a big deal of the $132,650 donated by the local diocese for the Coalition Against Assisted Suicide when it is the pro-suicide camp that is being extremely well funded by a large percentage as is usually the case. Their ads said the Catholic Church was "pouring" in money when in fact their own side was getting money poured in.
- 170,000 from former Gov. Booth Gardner
- 300,000 from Oregon Death with Dignity.
- Denver groups donated 265,000
- Out-of-state donors such as the Hemlock Society bring the total to 1.906 million raised.
They then go on to claim
"The five out-of-state dioceses and archdioceses who are currently funding the campaign against I-1000 have been plagued with lawsuits and allegations of child abuse," reads the pro-I-1000 release.
When any stick will do priestly abuse is always the first club to grab. And of course physician assisted suicide never leads to abuses or pressure from family members as Oregon has proven – oh wait the facts don’t back that up.
Sometimes in the culture of death you can almost believe that people get together to find more ways to kill people. Abortion, ESCR, cloning, euthanasia, IVF, the new eugenics, etc. While their motives are suppose to be compassionate they don’t want to actually "suffer with" anybody and their is some sort of body bag at the end of the advocacy.