Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Right to Die...

I struggle with this because it is so counter-intuitive, isn't it?

We're supposed to fight to live, not to die.

Then, there's this:

Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says.
The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. 
The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.

They were not sick.  Not by any definition of 'sick' that I can accept.

They were losing their eye sight.

Has life truly become so cheap that these two were allowed to end their lives simply because they wouldn't be able to see each other again?

I understand, being deaf and blind, they would be horribly isolated, from each other and everyone.  I understand and I sympathizes but...

I cannot shake the feeling that somewhere, God is weeping over what we are throwing away.

1 comment:

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

In a word: YES.