Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. James 4:2
I’m not crowing, scolding, or anything of the sort. It’s just that I’ve written on legally killing people for convenience a number of times, and expressed the concern over who gets a say in end of life questions. One would assume the patient gets that decision. I’ve wondered how long before that right is removed from them, and it’s finally happened. Someone was euthanized a Dutch nursing home while she fought back. The doctor was acquitted as having ‘acted in good faith’.
An 80 year old woman succumbing to dementia had previously expressed an interest in euthanasia when ‘the time was right.’ Apparently, she didn’t specify who got to make that call. But let’s hear directly from the article just what happened.
“It is believed that after a decline in the patient’s condition, it was deemed by the doctor that it was time to deliver the lethal drugs.
However, according to Catholic News, the elderly woman woke even though the doctor put a sleep-inducing drug in her coffee so she could give the lethal injection without consulting the woman.
The patient then tried to fight off the procedure so the doctor asked her relatives to hold her down so she could administer the injection.
The doctor then completed giving the injection and the elderly woman died.”
So the doctor, without asking the her if SHE thinks it’s time yet, slips her a mickey in her coffee to make killing her easier. The doctor must have been out of practice, because she apparently got the dosage wrong.
The old girl wakes up when she feels the needle and fights back. The doc then asks the family – whom I presume were indeed mentioned in the will – to hold her down…AND THEY SAY YES!!!
Now, please forgive my humor in telling this tale; it’s a thing I do to take the edge off the horror. You should’ve heard me when I had double-bypass. I could’ve had a Comedy Channel special.
But can you imagine? Even if your cookies have started to crumble upstairs, you know when someone is trying to off you, and you fight back. You aren’t quite that demented yet. So, instead of those present thinking, “Maybe this was a bit premature,” Mom and the kids pile on to keep you still so the good doctor can finally get into that crafty little vein in your arm.
I’ve been mugged several times in high school. I’ve been pillaged by the banks in the housing crash. I have a small idea as to what it’s like to be powerless against your assailants. But that was just beatings and robbery.
Can any of us even fathom the panic of that moment? What kind of people do that?!?
The same kind that gave us The Holocaust, ethnic cleansing, genocide, abortion, and cracked the door open on assisted suicide, and the rest.
God help us!
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