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April 12, 2005
Before You Sign . . . On the Dotted Line
Topics: Legal affairs
Do not sign a living will or any of its variants.If you have signed one,
rescind it immediately and destroy every copy. Do not sign an advance
directive that would deny you treatment on the basis of vague and
life-endangering language. Don't be deceived by "pro-life" packaging.
Before you sign on the dotted line, read Dr. Byrne's informed analysis.
by Paul A. Byrne, M.D.
Past President, Catholic Medical Association
In 1990, Congress passed the Patient Self-Determination Act. As much of the legislation enacted amidst the escalating disrespect for life that ensued in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade and Karen Ann Quinlan, the Act does not enhance but debases the legitimate rights of patients and physicians, while undermining everyone's right to life. Under the law, anyone entering a healthcare facility that receives any federal funds will be proselytized, if not pushed, to sign the misnamed "living will."
* The "Living Will"
The myriad dangers of the suicidal living will are well-documented if not well-known. The latter is not surprising given a mass media that covers up the mass murder of the abortion holocaust, while promoting the impending euthanasia holocaust through death peddlers like Abigail Dear Abby Van Buren, who has hawked the living will for decades. Euthanasia, however, has as much to do with the ballyhooed "right to die" as abortion has to do with the equally amoral and inane slogan "freedom of choice." The plain truth is that euthanasia, like abortion, is something done to, not chosen by, its victims.
Even when the victim cooperates in his death by signing a living will, it is rarely with full knowledge of the nature or consequences of his act and more often represents his surrender to the cultural pessimism that corrodes his God-given will to live.The trick, then, is to convince the potential victim of euthanasia, which includes everyone reading these lines, to sign his death warrant on the dotted line, especially, the person who has been forewarned about the deadly dangers of the living will by those "pro-life
An effective way is to imitate the wicked queen in Sleeping Beauty and hide your poison deep within a deceptively enticing and highly polished exterior. The apple, in this case, is a new name concealing an old lie. The polish is the striking of familiar chords, while marching to a decidedly different drummer, as in the duplicitous "Christian Affirmation of Life," which is anything but an affirmation of life and anything but Christian.
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Posted by earl at April 12, 2005 11:14 PM
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