23 Aug A Frightening Premise
Imagine a part of the population believed the only good they could do in the world was to die? Imagine that the rest of population believed this was true too. Imagine if certain people were born simply to harvest their organs for the people who were ‘chosen’ to live. Imagine a Brave New World.
Some people have gone beyond imagination. Some people are promoting these ideas in the public square. Some people, possibly without fully considering the implication and poison of such ideas, are trying to legalize death as an optional “cure” for the disabled or terminally ill. And to make it sound good: use the organs of the disabled to save the lives of others.
Sherri Muzher, a 43 year old Michigan woman in the final stages of MS is pushing to legalize euthanasia by “making a wish“.
“Homebound and now living in Flat Rock, the law school graduate and avid writer can no longer use her skills she once thrived on, but she believes she can still help others. That’s why she wants to end her life and donate her organs. ‘It would be a nice legacy to give life,'”
Nowhere in North America is assisted suicide coupled with organ donation. Could that coupling convince more people to legalize euthanasia? Muzher must be hoping so.
Others are making the same wish. In Toronto Canada, a mother of an autistic 13 year boy received an anonymous letter from a neighbor. The letter stated:
“He is a hindrance to everyone and will always be that way!!!!!Who the ___is going to care for him,” the letter states. “No employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever!! Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate them to science. What the ___ else good is he to anyone!!!”
The family that received this message is frightened. The anonymous writer believes that a disabled person’s only worth is in his death.
Convincing the disabled that their deaths are better for the world than their lives is a frightening premise. It would be downright dangerous if a wider society held that belief. Do not be fooled. Suicide and death, even coupled with aide, are not for the greater good. A moral society cares for the ill and the handicapped with love and respect.
Food for thought:
Should people who commit suicide or request assisted suicide be allowed to donate their organs?
If you say “yes,” you might want to reconsider.