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‘Volunteering’ to Die

The life of a human being is something that should be treasured, valued, and respected. Yet we don’t see that in today’s society when it comes to a tiny preborn baby, a terminally sick individual, an elderly person, or anyone deemed unworthy or unwanted. More often than not, these people are seen as expendable or better off dead. We must change this twisted mindset.

Death with Dignity? According to Whom?

We are all created in the image and likeness of God. Because of His goodness, we are brought into the world. We are never to end a life, even because of a terminal disease. Many people and organizations will have us believe otherwise. They encourage us to die with “dignity” yet they don’t seem to truly understand the meaning of the word.

Advance Directives Are a Bad Idea

End-of-life care is a crucial component to healthcare and one that has received much attention lately. With the push for people to sign advance directives, and many not knowing the implications of their signature, education is key.

Lives ‘Unworthy to Be Lived’ and POLST

The Wisconsin bishops then instruct their flock, “Due to the serious and real threats to the dignity of human life that POLST and all similar documents present, we encourage all Catholics to avoid using all such documents, programs, and materials.