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Human Life International e-Newsletter
Volume 03, Number 38 | Friday, October 03, 2008
|This Will Kill Us
More is at stake than just the economy in this presidential election season. In fact, the manufactured economic woes of our country are in some ways a smokescreen to keep our minds off the weightier moral issues that are not being talked about to any significant degree or in any depth. There real issues upon which our future as a nation depends are the life issues! To that effect, euthanasia, euphemistically called "physician-assisted suicide," is on the ballot in Washington State, and if we don't support those who are valiantly fighting this pernicious movement, this new virus of the culture of death could kill us all.
Actually this is not an entirely new front in the culture wars: Oregon blazed the euthanasia trail in 1997 when their physician-assisted suicide law went into effect. Now, the Washington State Initiative 1000 (I-1000) is almost a carbon copy of the Oregon law and just as deadly. I would invite all our Spirit and Life® readers to support with prayer and donations the group called the "Washington Coalition Against Assisted Suicide" in their efforts to stop I-1000. (See sidebar for more information on how to help.)
Here are just a few of the salient facts about euthanasia for your consideration:
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia flow from seriously flawed notions of human dignity:
The connection between abortion and euthanasia is chilling:
The true irony is that the baby-boomers will double the number of elderly by the year 2020, and they are the likely candidates for euthanasia. The generation that gave us abortion on demand is now in the crosshairs of a selfish generation of pagan activists who were spawned by "choice." We have a chance in both national and local elections to proclaim that we are a people of life in this election. Let us make sure our voices are heard!
Please join HLI in helping the good folks in Washington State defeat this euthanasia initiative: it could be a life-or-death fight for us all.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,