Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boston's Cardinal O'Malley on physician-assisted suicide

Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley asks Massachusetts residents to vote against physician-assisted suicide on Nov. 6.

Boston Catholic Cardinal: Oppose Assisted Suicide, Question 2

Physician-assisted suicide is grossly immoral.

There are abundant medications and treatments to prevent suffering for people who are terminally ill. Our resources and compassion should be devoted to alleviating suffering, not to killing people who are suffering. Killing is never medical care. Whatever abortions and executions and suicides are, they are not medical care.

Killing people who are suffering is no more a solution to suffering than killing poor people is an solution to poverty. 

12 comments:

  1. If Egnor says something is "grossly immoral", you can be sure that in fact (a) it is acceptable in many civilized countries and (b) it is outlawed in hellholes like Iran and Belarus and (c) it is something that helps others.

    Having an inverted moral compass is a great help to others; all you need to do is the opposite of anything Egnor is for.

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  2. There are abundant medications and treatments to prevent suffering for people who are terminally ill.

    That's a lie.

    You would deny people the freedom to die with some dignity, before their disease has reduced them to a rotting skin-over-bone corpse.

    The child-molesting clowns in purple dresses have turned you into a monster.

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  3. Egnor talks about the morality of killing people, ignoring the very definition of suicide. As with many of the issues Egnor loves to champion, this one is about controlling the actions of those who don’t share his religious beliefs. On every issue Egnor is on the side of less liberty.

    -KW

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    1. Suicide is self-killing, which is killing, which is immoral.

      And no one has the "liberty" right to kill a human being, even themselves.

      Killing is never the answer.

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    2. Screw you, I reserve the right to kill myself, you have no say in the matter.

      -KW

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    3. You have the ability to kill yourself, not the right.

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  4. And no one has the "liberty" right to kill a human being, even themselves.

    Religious totalitarians like Egnor want control over every aspect of your lives, even whether you can end it. Utterly despicable.

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    1. Suicide is illegal in virtually all societies, even ones that are not Religiously Totalitarian.

      The proscription of killing is one of the basic responsibilities of government, unlike the dispensing of condoms.

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    2. Liar Egnor opines, "Suicide is illegal in virtually all societies, even ones that are not Religiously Totalitarian."

      Praise be to Google! Pathological liars like Egnor can't win anymore.

      Suicide is not illegal in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, nor most states of the US. But it is illegal in Egnor's paradise, North Korea.

      Yet another example of Egnor's law: "If Egnor says something is "grossly immoral", you can be sure that in fact (a) it is acceptable in many civilized countries and (b) it is outlawed in hellholes like Iran and Belarus and (c) it is something that helps others."

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    3. Could you provide me with examples in which police or medical personnel in "legal" suicide jurisdictions did not interfere with a suicide that they witnessed in progress?

      Feel free to use Google.

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    4. You confuse "legal" with decriminalized.

      It is not "illegal" to be suicidal in some jurisdictions, in the sense that you will not be prosecuted in court, but if you go to an ER or to the police and tell them that you intend to kill yourself, you will be hospitalized in a secure ward against your will.

      In some jurisdictions, suicide has been decriminalized. That does not mean it is permitted.

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