How Well They Lie!

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”    Matthew 19:14

Weasel Words and Wiggle Room; this is a phrase I’ve always remembered from a legal clinic I attended years ago.  It’s using language that is deliberately vague enough to allow for reinterpretation later, if need be.  In short, it’s carefully planned lying under the guise of truth.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing, to use a more familiar phrase.

That’s what advocates of abortion and euthanasia use in promoting their lethal agenda.

Euthanasia, Death With Dignity, medical procedure, health care, reproductive rights all amount to killing people who someone doesn’t want around at some point.  They kill those they don’t want around and can’t defend themselves.

I know people who are suffering don’t want to live anymore.  Believe me; I get that.  My grandmother was dying of pancreatic cancer when I was college-age.  Trying to cheer her up, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday.  She wanted to die.  I had a handgun, and the temptation was there, but I knew that was wrong.

Death and I are old acquaintances.  I’ve seen more than most up close and personal.

Some people think they really are doing the subject a service.  They truly believe they are doing the right thing, because of the language that’s been employed to justify it.

For example, there is no glory on a battlefield.  No one is thinking of honor.  There’s terror and other scramble to stay alive, to protect yourself and your comrades.  Glory and honor?  Those are constructs for the living to assuage grief.  We might be proud that someone died fighting against evil, but that’s as far as I think anyone can honestly go.

A fetus is a human being.  Period.  Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s something else.  There are plenty of stories of aborted babies who survived and went on to lead normal and even significant lives.

Click on ABORTIONS to see all of my articles on that topic, including two about abortion survivors.  One is a repost of someone else’s article, Trick Baby.

Click on EUTHANASIA for all of my articles on that topic.  One is actually about a death roller coaster to make euthanasia fun…I kid you not!

I was going to say something about Planned Parenthood, but after doing a little research I can see where both sides simply don’t have or disclose all of the facts, so both sides present suspect arguments.  See an article about the statistics debate in a Washington Post Article.  But that isn’t where the real debate lies.  Planned Parenthood performs abortions, and that’s wrong.  According to the Seattle Times April 8,2011, Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortions in the U.S.  And that’s all anyone really needs to know.

Court Ordered Abortion

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”    John 10:10

An Indian court recently ordered a forced abortion on a 15-year old girl who wanted to keep her baby.  Their reasoning was that the father was in prison, and the girls would have no means to support herself and her child.  They reasoned that, if the baby were aware of this and had a choice, it would choose not to be born.

Um…

The Indian court stated further that, “While we do celebrate life, the foremost spiritual prayer is that there should be liberation from the cycle of births and deaths.”  Hinduism is centered around reincarnation, the belief that individual souls are constantly reborn into new babies to get another shot at life and to do better.  This would have ben a step backward, so the child, the soul, actually, would prefer to skip this round.

This is another example of how misguided beliefs can give people justification for killing a human life.  In America we provide other, sweet-sounding justifications for abortion and euthanasia.  However, it falls into the same category as the Indian court’s reasoning; it is all based on beliefs that do not originate with God.

Abortion is simply murder, but we get away with it, because we use nice-sounding words for ending a life out of sight in the womb.  If you want to kill someone, it’s all about location, location, location.  In the womb?  Perfectly fine.  Just file it under health care or a woman’s right to choose or some other lie.  In a nursing home?  File it under death with dignity.

Shakespeare wrote, “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.”  Death is death regardless of how it comes.  Murder is murder regardless of location and ungodly reasoning.

Only Jesus can say those words recorded in today’s verse!  He came to have abundant life, both here and eternally!  Jesus did not come so we could kill babies in the womb or the elderly in nursing homes or the terminally ill in hospice.  He came to preach, demonstrate, and ultimately give life!!

Who are any of us that we should end it so cheaply, so easily, so coldly?

Euthanasia – Holland Strikes Again!

You shall not murder.    Exodus 20:13

What is it with Holland?!?

If you read yesterday’s Grab Bag of Stuff, the first piece was about Poland passing a law restricting abortions of babies diagnosed with disabilities.  Good for them!!  The abortionists were, of course, apoplectic at the denial of “health care.”  I wondered when wanting to off people disabled by age would come into vogue, referencing a 2017 article of mine, Told You So… :

Holland – Not Elderly Friendly

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!!!

Well, the defecation impacted the ol’ turbine over that one, as one might say.  There was an inquiry.  The doctor was found to have acted “in good faith.”

Um…

Here we are roughly four years later, and Holland has fixed that problem.  No, they haven’t outlawed euthanizing someone who changed their mind.  They decided to legalize slipping a mickey to some old person whose cookies have started to crumble to keep them from fighting back while the health care giver (executioner) euthanizes (murders) them.  From the London Daily Mail article:

The Dutch government has introduced new rules which will allow doctors to spike the drinks of patients with sleeping pills ahead of administering euthanasia drugs.

The rules are intended to prevent patients from becoming violent ahead of their planned deaths. 

Officials were forced to introduce the regulations after a murder conviction of a doctor was overturned on appeal. 

Hold on there a minute, Sparky!  Did they say they were forced??  Did someone hold a gun to their heads…a needle to their veins?  No?

Some doctor kills someone and calls it euthanasia (I have to wonder if it’s the case I wrote about in Told You So…).  The people and the courts decide that, yes, euthanizing someone against their will does sound an awful lot like murder.  Then, miraculously – wait a minute; that would be God.  SATANICALLY, some lawyer convinces an appeals court that, no, this was actually health care, and the courts buy it!!

Quick question: did said lawyer resemble Keanu Reeves?  Was Al Pacino seen?  If you don’t get the reference, you should see The Devil’s Advocate.

Is it me or is this starting to resemble abortion at the old-age end of the life spectrum?  You have children unseen in the womb, which makes them a whole lot easier to kill as long as we use our pretty words: health care.  Now Holland leads the way on the other end.  Would the grave be like the womb?  Except they’d already be dead, so killing old people there isn’t an option.

Wait!  We can make nursing homes like the womb.  Hardly anyone sees those old farts in there.  Surely, we can get away with murder there, if we use our abortion pretty words: health care.  Yeah!  That’s the ticket!

The slippery slope is long gone.  We’re now riding a greased water slide toward absolute depravity.  There was a time not too long ago when anyone in the world would recoil in horror at what’s being done, at the callous disregard for life that is being legislated!

Humans are using slippery language, what law schools tell their students to look out for: Weasel Words and Wiggle Room.  What’s truly astonishing is how people are coming to believe their own lies!  They have become entangled in their own web of words and are morally drowning.

We need to get back to plainer language.  We need the clarity of God’s simple Words to us, which include…

You shall not murder.

Cheapening Life

“You shall not murder.    Exodus 20:13

I’ve written several articles against socially sanctioned murder, a.k.a. abortion and assisted suicide.  People with an agenda have taken away the horror of it with prettier words; healthcare, medical procedure, death with dignity.  But let’s not play with words.  No matter how someone might dress it up, murder is murder.

Even when you murder yourself.

I’ve seen two articles recently that show life continues to be cheapened.  First, Twelve terminally ill New Jersey residents have legally committed suicide.

Six men and six women died by assisted suicide in New Jersey in 2019 after the state passed a l was allowing it.  Patients were between the ages of 50 and 93.  Nine of them had cancer and three had neurodegenerative conditions. 

It’s odd, given that assisted suicide is legal, that one family went through 40 physicians before they could find someone to assist in a family member’s suicide.  A physician’s oath includes something like, “First, do no harm.”  Apparently, those 40 saw more harm in helping a patient kill herself than letting her live longer.

OK…maybe some were afraid of potential liabilities, but I think your average person, doctor or not, instinctually knows it’s wrong.  Why else would passing such a law take so much effort, so many years?

And now for the irony.  One individual said, “Since the law took effect, I have felt free to enjoy the rest of my life without worrying about needlessly suffering in agony when it ends.  For the last year up until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I have been traveling with my family and enjoying outdoor activities like camping.”

I submit she bought into the propaganda and decided to murder herself when days were still pretty good.  And I call it propaganda, because I believe that when the deed is done, no one feels so good about it.

In my 12/4/16 article, MAN IN THE NETHERLANDS EUTHANISED DUE TO HIS ALCOHOL ADDICTION, I quoted the deceased’s brother after it was all over.  You see, they’d had a big going away party for the man, which ended with his assisted suicide.  His brother said, ““If it was not so terrible, it would have been nice…”

In other words, no one truly understood what they were doing until it was over and reality hit.  They bought into a lie that portrayed itself as valuing life when it actually devalued it!

And now we have an article dated 8/9 that Sweden may be approaching herd immunity for COVID-19.  Sweden had no lock downs.  They kept everything open, including the schools, and now show a steady decline is cases and deaths while their economy has not taken the hit most European nations have.

There’s just one little problem here…

There was, however, catastrophe in care homes, as there was in several other nations such as Britain, Canada and Spain, which reflects years of neglect for a fragmented sector staffed by underpaid workers often flitting between different places to make ends meet.

An official inquiry found almost half of Sweden’s Covid-19 deaths by end of June took place in elderly care homes concentrated in 40 of the country’s 290 municipalities.

Horrifically, it seems many old people were simply given morphine and left to die rather than taken to hospital for fear of overloading intensive care wards. 

Um…

As noted above, it may have been more a matter of staffs being uncommitted to a particular nursing home or patients than government policy, but I’m betting the owners knew what was going and either let it happen or instigated it.

As the saying goes – follow the money.

However it happened, the theme is the same; life has been cheapened!  There are countless stories of young women who carry a horrible guilt their whole lives after having an abortion.  I have read at least two stories where assisted suicide or euthanasia where the people obviously regretted this course of action but went through with it out of sheer momentum.

Life is a gift from God.  Yes, it involves pain and suffering, but that isn’t how God made it.  It was Adam and Eve and humanity that continue to sin and degrade the quality of life God gave.  We must still value that life and not cheapen it by throwing it away before it is truly over!

The Value of Life

So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”    Luke 10:27

Someone at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center has mistaken himself for God.  From the article:

In early June, 46-year-old Michael Hickson was taken to St David’s South Austin Medical Center after he contracted COVID-19 and pneumonia at the nursing home where he lived.

Shortly after arriving, a physician told Hickson’s wife, Melissa, that he didn’t think treatment would improve her husband’s quality of life due to his disabilities.

The article doesn’t say he was beyond help.  The decision to let COVID-19 take its course with the patient was based on his disabilities.  This callous disregard for other people’s lives has been going on for years, mostly in other parts of the world.  This is the first case I can recall happening in the United States.

If you want a taste of previous articles here, try Disposable People.  This article documents instances of modern euthanasia in other countries and references other articles I’ve written on societies deciding who gets to live and who doesn’t.

If you want to sift through everything I’ve written on people killing other people but disguising it with prettier words like “Death With Dignity” or “Health Care” or “Medical Procedure,” try the categories at the bottom of this page: Abortion and Euthanasia.

I’m writing about this particular case, because it’s just heinous!  But then it started me thinking about everything happening in America right now, and it all boils down to not valuing life.  That’s a lack of love for our neighbors.

Cops abusing suspects, people abusing cops, one person going after another based solely on being the “wrong ethnicity” for the location, and more.  There are an increasing number of articles about altercations over not wearing masks, and that’s pretty silly.  Think about it…

Someone with a mask gets into with someone who isn’t wearing one.  Stupid, really.  Why?  The mask wearer has protection from the people around him, so what does it matter if that person over there isn’t wearing one?  Also, why get close to them to have an argument and maybe get into a shoving match when all that does is expose the now aggressor to a greater exposure risk?

See?  Stupid!

But it all stems from a lack of love for our neighbors.  People think they are superior enough to those around them that they have the right to tell anyone else what to do.  It’s ego really.  Selfishness.

Lack of love causes callous decisions to life, because it’s too old, too young, too infirm, or just plain unborn.  It’s nothing less than being a bully to someone who can’t defend themselves.

Like the quadriplegic at the Houston Hospital.

Can you imagine lying there, paralyzed, defenseless, not even able to leave for a better doctor?  Or being too old to resist when someone decides you deserve Death with Dignity whether you want it or not.

Let me leave you with a quotation from someone who was at the “going away party” for someone who wanted to die with dignity.  Recalling what had been a fun time until the appointed moment arrived, a family member said, “It would have been beautiful if it hadn’t been so horrible.”

Isn’t that the truth…

Fetuses Are People Too!

“You shall not murder.”   Exodus 20:13   (God the Father)

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven…Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.”   Matthew 18:10 & 14   (God the Son)

This from the London Daily Mail – Identical Twin Daughters Born at 22 Weeks. Makayla and Makenzie were born on December 8, 2019 at 22 weeks, making them the second most premature babies to survive. Ever. Before saying any more, let’s look at some pictures. The girls are so small, so frail at 22 weeks one might wonder if they aren’t aborted and being harvested for tissue. Nope. These doctors are battling to save their lives, not take them.

Makayla weighed 1 pound, 3 ounces at birth, and Makenzie weighed a little less at 1 pound, 1 ounce. They both have needed surgeries. One girl had a hole in her heart that needed an operation and the other had surgery on her back for something else.

When they came out, they started breathing on their own, which was critical. The doctors said if they hadn’t started breathing themselves, saving them would have been about impossible. As of today they are not out of the woods, but everyone is hopeful. The lesson here is that people want to live! Sometimes they just need help. That is true for the infant who cannot feed herself, the child who doesn’t yet know how to navigate the world, the ill, and the elderly. Once we accept killing fetuses – who are people too – it becomes easier to kill the infirm and the elderly.

Here are other articles I’ve written concerning abortion and killing the sick and elderly.

Weasel Words & Wiggle Room is about how people with a pro-abortion/euthanasia/right to die agendas use nice sounding words to hide the ugly truth.

Man in the Netherlands Euthanized Due to Alcoholism relates how a man who couldn’t beat his alcoholism decided to end it all. He had a big going-away party with family and friends, which ended in the doctor killing him. His brother probably said the most honest thing I saw quoted in the article.

“If it was not so terrible, it would have been nice.” Um…

Told You So…. Is me gloating over being right about the spread of euthanasia. An elderly woman in a nursing home had a right to die clause regarding quality of life in her admission paperwork. Apparently, there was a disagreement over what constitutes “quality of life” and who gets to make that call. The family came in and helped hold her down while the doctor killed her. Excuse me…euthanized her.  Sorry. My bad.

Hope or No Hope is about a young couple who were told that their unborn daughter was defective and likely to die shortly after birth. They were urged to abort her – Eva – instead of carrying her to term. Read about their decision.

An Amazing Life recounts the story of Melissa Ohden. She was aborted and put in a garbage can. The attending nurse just couldn’t let that happen, and rescued Melissa, now 40 and married with children.

The Trick Baby – A repost from someone else’s site, the author was the child of a prostitute, a trick baby, exposed to all the drugs in her body.  Find out what happened.

There are many more. Just click on the Abortion and Euthanasia categories at the bottom of this page.

Let me close this with Shakespeare’s famous Seven Ages of Man:

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon
,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness
and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Today let’s add an eighth stage to Shakespeare’s list and put it at the top.

Fetus; more than the parents’ desire and less than self-sufficient. Desirous of life yet not knowing the life to come; yearning for breath without yet knowing air…and at the mercy of all.

Slaughter

Fetus 6 Weeks

Head, torso, arms, legs.  Check!

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.   1 Timothy 5:8

“You shall not murder.   Exodus 20:13

I’ve written numerous articles on abortion and euthanasia. Whatever angle I’ve written from, it mostly come down to one deceitful issue: language. See my article Weasel Words & Wiggle Room. For example, voluntary euthanasia is often called “Death with Dignity.” Well, that’s just silly! Nothing about death is dignified.

Here’s an excerpt from one of those articles, Man in the Netherlands Euthanized Due to Alcoholism:

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Mark Langedijk decided he had had enough of alcoholism and the suffering it entails. It was time to throw in the towel. His application for assisted suicide – sounds more like what it is than the gentler, multi-syllabic “euthanasia” – was approved. He chose a departure date, and the plans were put together.

After 21 rehab visits over eight years, the family wasn’t sure if they wanted to take this seriously. That’s almost three rehab cycles per year. The one thing Mark was good at was quitting. That this time he decided to make the ultimate surrender shouldn’t have been a surprise in hind sight.

Apparently, the family all had a good time of it. Laughs, eats, and booze were the order of the day until the executioner arrived at 3:15pm (I know the article says “doctor,” but let’s keep it real, shall we?).

That’s when the crying started along with the I-Love-You’s and the sincere, if misplaced, assurances that everything would be just fine. Even the self-condemned was crying at the thought of not seeing his family until sometime, somewhere in the hereafter. His brother probably said the most honest thing I saw quoted in the article.

“If it was not so terrible, it would have been nice…”

Um…

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Another time an elderly woman in Belgium was in a nursing home. Her admission papers gave the place the right to “euthanize” (read “kill”) her when they thought her quality of life was over. Well, a doctor decided that it was time, so she comes into the room with the family waiting and slips her a micky in her coffee. It seems she got the dosage wrong, because the ol’ gal started fighting back when she felt the needle.

Apparently, there was a disagreement over what constitutes “quality of life” and who gets to make that call. The family came in and helped hold her down while the doctor killed her. Excuse me…euthanized her.  Sorry. My bad.

Read the article Told You So….

Neither of those true scenarios sounded the least dignified to me. Call me crazy.

Last Tuesday I saw an article giving us the final abortion tally for 2019. And that total came pretty quickly, considering today is only January 11, don’tcha think?

fetus-sucking-his-thumb1

Seven and a half weeks

Drum roll, please! 42.4 million children were aborted in 2019. But let’s express that a little better. I sense the zeroes are feeling a little slighted. That’s 42,400,000 babies dismembered in their mothers’ wombs. The cries would be deafening, but in utero no one can hear you scream. I know I’d be screaming if someone dismembered me alive.

It’s time for another word – Slaughter! What else do you call that many mangled little corpses?  Hitler never killed so many!  And this is just for 2019!

You can read the article yourself at Answers in Genesis, but here are the highlights:

The 42.4 million deaths from abortion in 2019 was more than twice the number of all worldwide deaths caused by cancer, smoking, alcohol, traffic accidents, malaria, and HIV/AIDS combined.

That’s 116,164 lives lost every single day. That’s 4,840 lives lost every hour. That’s 81 lives lost every minute. That’s more than one per second! We need, more than ever, to boldly stand for life. This is a matter of life and death—the lives of babies!

What to do? Pray. Pray like every embryonic human being’s life depends on it. That’s number 1. Prayer is so often the last resort when it must be the first!

Second, if you know abortion is wrong, say something! Don’t be shy whenever there’s a chance to talk about it. That’s a huge failing of conservatives and Christians; no one wants to rock the boat. News flash: The Boat Needs Rocking!

Voting. When it comes time to go to the ballot boxes, know in advance where the candidates fall on abortion. Pro-Choice, another deceptive euphemism, means Pro-Abortion. That’s a big non-starter! Don’t vote for anyone who favors abortion.

Molech bOne of the reasons God finally let loose on Israel and allowed them to be taken as captives to Babylon for seventy years was because they sacrificed their children as live, burnt offerings to the god Molech. One account I read is that there was a metal statue of Molech that had a furnace, making it white hot. Live babies were placed on the statue’s outstretched arms and cooked alive.

We’ve murdered far more babies in the womb than Israel ever sacrificed so horrifically to Molech. If anyone thinks we’re not in His crosshairs, think again! There will be a reckoning!

Whatever other ideas you might have that are legal and moral, have at it! Maybe even comment below and offer your ideas. If you think this article is worth spreading, please repost.

42,400,000 children in 2019.  Gone.

Extra! Extra! A Twofer!!

Extra ExtraYou shall not murder.   Exodus 20:13

Those Belgians are driving me absolutely bat-guano crazy killing people. Oh, they use nicer, longer words like “euthanasia” and “death with dignity,” but killing is what they’re about.

Let’s start with a little history: Disposable People, which documents how a family decides that their older “loved one” is getting to be a bit of a burden and gets the hospice to KILL him or her. That same article of mine references several other instances of killing people under the guise of kindness. My favorite is the one where they slip the old girl a mickey in her coffee so she doesn’t feel the needle with the “Euthanasia Medicine,” but she wakes up anyway AND HER FAMILY HOLDS HER DOWN WHILE THE “DOCTOR” KILLS HER!!

But on to today’s horror; Belgium has now decided children of all ages may avail themselves of the privilege of being murdered by the medical community.

Two children with cancer aged nine and 11 became the youngest in the world to be euthanised, it has been revealed. They were given lethal injections in Belgium under the world’s only law that allows children of any age to choose to end their lives.

Not all Belgian citizens approve of this. There are those who are as horrified as I am, thankfully. Still, you’d be amazed at the reasons Belgium considered legitimate causes to murder someone in the guise of a medical procedure (Where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah! Planned Parenthood).

Belgian Euthnasia Stats

PERSECUTION

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.   Matthew 5:11-12

China demolishes hundreds of churches and confiscates Bibles 

You might recall that I recently mentioned how Russia enacted a law 2-3 years ago making it illegal to talk about Jesus to someone else. Talk to the wrong person, and you could find yourself in jail There are still churches, but they really need to be careful!

China Xi's Era Cracking Down on Christians

A home church destroyed by the state

Now China is cracking down on Christianity:

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. 

Experts and activists say that as Xi consolidates his power, he is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.

Hundreds of members of a 1500 member church were detained and questioned. The problem is that the atheist Communist government sees Christianity as a threat to the Chinese culture and their authority:

Officials once largely tolerated the unregistered Protestant house churches that sprang up independent of the official Christian Council, clamping down on some while allowing others to grow. But this year they have taken a tougher approach that relies partly on ‘thought reform’ – a phrase for political indoctrination. 

Last November, Christian residents of a rural township in south-east Jiangxi province were persuaded to replace posters of the cross and Jesus Christ inside their homes with portraits of Xi, a local official said. 

‘Through our thought reform, they’ve voluntarily done it,’ Qi Yan, a member of the township party committee, told the AP by phone.

Thought reform? Apparently, Big Brother isn’t just an American invention.

Church members are understandably terrified of the pressure being brought to bear. They are no different from you or I. I can imagine my fear should things come to that here in the US. You might think that will never happen here, but 20 years ago I wouldn’t have been able to imagine risking ridicule for admitting being a Christian.

I fear the worst is yet to come, both here and abroad. For that reason we should pray for God’s church worldwide for strength and protection for the persecuted. Every. Day.

Thanks for reading this week’s Extra! Extra!

Weasel Words and Wiggle Room

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”   Matthew 19:14

This is a phrase I’ve always remembered from a legal clinic I attended years ago. It’s using language that is deliberately vague enough to allow for reinterpretation later, if need be. In short, it’s carefully planned lying under the guise of truth.

wolf-in-sheeps-clothingWolves in sheep’s clothing, to use a more familiar phrase.

That’s what advocates of abortion and euthanasia use in promoting their lethal agenda.

Euthanasia, Death With Dignity, medical procedure, health care, reproductive rights all amount to killing people who someone doesn’t want around at some point. They kill those they don’t want around and can’t defend themselves.

I know people who are suffering don’t want to live anymore. Believe me; I get that. My grandmother was dying of pancreatic cancer when I was college-age. Trying to cheer her up, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday. She wanted to die. I had a handgun, and the temptation was there, but I knew that was wrong.

Death and I are old acquaintances. I’ve seen more than most people I know up close and personal.

Some people think they really are doing the subject a service. They truly believe they are doing the right thing, because of the language that’s been employed to justify it.

For example, there is no glory on a battlefield. No one is thinking of honor. There’s terror and other scramble to stay alive, to protect yourself and your comrades. Glory and honor? Those are constructs for the living to assuage grief. We might be proud that someone died fighting against evil, but that’s as far as I think anyone can honestly go.

Miscarried Fetus at 8 WeeksA fetus is a human being. Period. Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s something else. There are plenty of stories of aborted babies who survived and went on to lead normal and even significant lives.

Click on ABORTIONS to see all of my articles on that topic, including two about abortion survivors. One is a repost of someone else’s article, Trick Baby.

Click on EUTHANASIA for all of my articles on that topic. One is actually about a death roller coaster to make euthanasia fun…I kid you not!

I was going to say something about Planned Parenthood, but after doing a little research I can see where both sides simply don’t have or disclose all of the facts, so both sides present suspect arguments. See an article about the statistics debate in a Washington Post Article.

But that isn’t where the real debate lies. Planned Parenthood performs abortions, and that’s wrong. According to the Seattle Times April 8,2011, Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortions in the U.S. And that’s all anyone really needs to know.

Charlie Gard; His Parents Couldn’t Help Him

Thou shalt not kill.    Exodus 20:13

Please note that this commandment offers no “weasel words” or “wiggle room.” No points for good intentions.  No allowances for thinking that the life you’re about to take isn’t worth living.  Nothing about “death with dignity,” which I assure you is nonsense anyway.  There is no dignity in death, no matter how it comes.  “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.”   Shakespeare.  We all go to ground, we all rot away.  In a previous post, Told You So!, an elderly woman decided that the reality was different and scarier than the theoretical. But when it became clear to family and care-givers that she was having second thoughts, the doctor slipped her a mickey on her morning coffee, and when that didn’t quite put her out, her own family held the poor woman down while the doctor finished killing her.

Charlie Gard’s parents were denied the right to  call the shots for their son.  The British Court system and their socialized health care system both decreed that Charlie’s parents do not indeed have a right to a say in their son’s treatment.  They even tried to get him treatment in the US, which they could afford thanks to generous donations of their countrymen.  All they asked from Britain is safe transport to the US.  Their health care system declined.

 

The pope has apparently weighed in on this in Charlie’s parent’s favor. With citizenship being an issue according the Brits, President Trump offered US citizenship to Charlie and his parents.

No dice.

I understand that treating Charlie was going to be a very expensive trial with an experimental procedure. The Brits said that they were very concerned that if Charlie’s life support somehow got interrupted in transit, he would die a very painful death.  They didn’t want to see him suffer.

That sounds pretty disingenuous when they made the same argument about letting his parents take him home so that he could die in his own room with his folks right there. No, Charlie’s parents just don’t know what’s good for their son, according to British health care and British courts.

The ultimate irony is that they moved him to hospice and eventually PULLED THE PLUG THEMSELVES!

Um… What about the suffering thing?

So Charlie died after his parents put up what was ultimately a failed fight.  “…doctors at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital said it was kinder to let him die with dignity as he was probably suffering.”  Not a problem now, apparently because they were in full control of Charlie’s fate by then, having screwed his parents out of their right to make decisions for their son.

I’ve already written a number of articles on the murder of citizens, under the guise of prettier-sounding words. For you perusal, titles and brief excerpts:

Death With Dignity…Not! – I recall what Shakespeare wrote centuries ago; “I never heard a corpse ask how it got so cold.” We live in God’s love to spread God’s love. Love doesn’t punch out early. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come;Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.  William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

DNA Pirates CoverPirates of the Sacred Spiral, Part 8“During that war, the Rockefellers, their family-controlled Standard Oil Company and their European partners – most leading CSH patrons, heavily funded Hitler, his Nazi eugenicists…”  Emphasis added, page 80. As people began to realize that “serious genetic defects” might be a bit more arbitrary than at first blush, an uprising against eugenics began.  They needed to be more subtle.  Today we have abortions if the baby is defective, for example, with Downs Syndrome.  After all, they won’t have much of a life and will be a burden to the parents, right?  You look at the numbers and also see that blacks are disproportionately getting abortions.  There has been talk of being able to produce “designer babies” so you can get the sex, eye color, etc. you always wanted in your baby.  The original goal of a genetically superior human and eliminating “undesirables” is still achieved, but through eugenic consumerism.

euthanasia

I’m from the gov’t & am here to help…

Euthanasia: Out of Our Hands? – France Debates Making Euthanasia Doctor’s Decision – …Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die, under plans unveiled on Friday that reignited a national debate on euthanasia.”

 

Euthanasia Roller CoasterMaking Euthanasia Fun! – “…we’ll at least consider suicide as a socially approved alternative to living longer.  I mean, why be a burden to our loved ones or society?”…And now, unbelievably, someone has invented what he calls the Euthanasia Roller Coaster.  Seriously.  It’s designed to pull excessive  forces for an extended period that will cause the riders/victims to die from oxygen starvation of the brain.

Father Knows Best – “Number of mentally ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland trebles in a year as doctors warn assisted suicide is ‘out of control’”  Yup.  That’s the headline of an article in the London Daily Mail Online published 3 October, 2014…We’re making ourselves gods, deciding who lives and who dies.  At some point, the real God is going to holler, “ENOUGH!”… Father knows best.  Unfortunately, more and more people are mistaking themselves for Him.

When To Die – Brittany Maynard is 29.  She’s an attractive woman with a handsome husband.  I know.  I saw the pictures in The London Daily Mail Online.  She is the subject of an article about her committing suicide next month.  It’s all planned out.

I Love You Enough to Kill You! – I mentioned in my previous post that a lot of this end-of-life discussion – whether abortion or euthanasia – revolves around mis-naming what’s going on.  People find and insist on using words that allow them to feel comfortable with doing something that is not something you should feel good about. CONTRAST THIS ARTICLE WITH THE FOLLOWING, HOPE OR NO HOPE…

Keri and RoyceHope or No Hope? – An ultrasound checkup revealed that their daughter, Eva, has a terminal defect of the brain and skull. Apparently not all of either one is there.  If carried to term, her life expectancy ranges from a few minutes to possibly 36 hours.  The seemingly obvious choice is to abort.  There’s no hope… Hope is what they ended up finding after those first dark hours. Keri will carry Eva to term, and then have her delivered by caesarian.  After that, they’ll wait.  Eva will be allowed the chance for life, even though the odds are impossible… They believe everyone in life has a purpose; even the unborn.  They will not let Eva be denied her purpose, whether it is to be a miracle baby or a donor who saves several lives. NOT WORTH THE RISK OF HAVING?  SEE THE NEXT IN THIS LIST, THE TRICK BABY.

Ron ArcherThe Trick Baby – A repost from someone else’s site, the author was the child of a prostitute, a trick baby, exposed to all of the drugs in her body.  Find out what happened.

Nursing_Home_Old_Woman_In_BedTold You So! – “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.”  I wonder who was in the will?

First, it’s our choice, then it’s the government’s choice.  First it’s suicide, then it’s “death with dignity.”  First it’s murder, then it’s a medical procedure.