Evil Never Sleeps: The Killing Fields of Medical Murder

Evil Never Sleeps: The Killing Fields of Medical Murder July 17, 2014

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Britain is debating legalizing medical murder.

Medical murder’s proponents spiff it up by calling it “death with dignity,” which is a change from their old name for it: “mercy killing.” Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has decided to throw sewage on his own skirts by coming out in favor it, along with former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey. 

Meanwhile, New Mexico kills their babies and little old ladiesQuebec has euthanasia on demand, France is taking another look at medical murder, and  India’s Supreme Court has opened the gates for legalizing euthanasia in the land of sex-selected abortion and baby-girl killing. Satan only knows what India will do with legal medical murder, but it doesn’t look good for little girls, worn-out sex slaves, surrogates and daughters-in-law without dowries.

Just think about it: All you have to do is get a doctor — the same doctors who obligingly use women for surrogacy, egg harvesting and do abortions on baby girls because they are baby girls — to agree that someone needs to die with dignity. It’s as easy as pushing in on the hypodermic syringe, as simple as pills in a paper cup. Euthanasia and India go together like misogyny and India. They’re a natural fit.

Of course, Britain is far more civilized than India (wink wink). They have been grappling with sex-selected abortion, and not too successfully. It seems that they can’t write a law that will allow people to kill their children at will before birth … except when their intention is to kill their child before birth because she is a baby girl.

That kind of fine-line fence-straddling in the killing fields is tough to codify and downright impossible to enforce. You give people the legal right to kill, they’re going to kill for whatever reason they want.

You can’t control murder.

Once you start feeding your children to the Baals, the right to life of every human being becomes conditional. The new advance to the dark past of human history is multi-pronged. The Baals are ravenous and we’ve got to find more and more people to feed them.

We’ve pretty much destroyed any sanctity attached to human life before birth. People are created and sold like merchandise. Women are reduced to body parts to be used in the manufacturing process. If we don’t like what we get, we discard the widget we’ve made and make another. The fact that this widget is a human being is something we ignore and simply deny.

Inherent in abortion is the lie that some people’s lives are not worthy of life unless other people want them. “Death with dignity” is no different. There is no doubt that, as the Hoy Father warns us, “the right to die will become the duty to die.” That idea has already been bandied about by prominent politicians here in America.

Euthanasia is just a fancy word for murder, and murder, if it is not stopped and punished, leads to more murder.

Abortion leads to designer babies leads to egg harvesting leads to surrogacy leads to the rock-hard cultural belief that some people are not as human and do not deserve the same basic rights as other people. Exploitation/murder/buying and selling people: It all fits together like two sides of a zipper.

Euthanasia is the next new thing in our retreat to the pre-Christian world.

We feed our young into the maw of the Baals every single day. We toss in women and girls — the life bearers — alongside them. Now, we’re putting more and more of our elderly, disabled and depressed through the fires. How long will it be before we start euthanizing the homeless, the jobless and the ugly?

Not long. It won’t be long at all before the push is on to broaden the killing fields to people we would never consider murdering today.

Too many of our people have become slaves to the next new thing. Too many people are incapable of resisting propaganda. Too many people are intelligent but profoundly stupid. They are blind followers of the pied piper of what’s happenin’ now.

It won’t be long. The reason? Too many of our people have been made profoundly stupid; easy marks for whatever propaganda comes along. Without the anchor of Christianity, they roll like marbles from one thing to the next.

They are low-hanging fruit for the evil that never sleeps.

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48 responses to “Evil Never Sleeps: The Killing Fields of Medical Murder”

  1. I’m glad I read your previous essay, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Otherwise, the sheer number of links here would have turned me off from examining why this essay is so rhetorically intense. Thankfully, I’ve read enough, and more than enough, to know how phrases like “the killing fields,” or slavery to propaganda, are on the mark.

    Its interesting how Pope Francis compared the Catholic Church to a field hospital. Sometimes, it seems like its one of only a few lifeboats on a sinking ship.

  2. Just a question—at what point would a person say they had had enough? When they are in constant pain and nothing done relieves it? When they no longer know where they are, who they are or who anyone else is and have to be fed, clothed and bathed and diapered daily by someone else? In bed because on top of those things, they can’t walk. I’m just tossing things out here. In my husband’s living will he expressed very clearly in what condition he no longer wants to live. I too have done so. It will be up to our children in my case or me in his case to help determine that and carry out his wishes. Chances are it will be me in his case unless something happens to me before then, then my son makes those decisions. i watched my mother die slowly for 2 1/2 years in bed with Parkinson’s. She was existing, mentally not there at all. She looked like the pictures of those who died in the concentration camps in WWII before she died. . Just as my sister was ready to put a DNR bracelet on her the next week, she died on her own, at home. She was able to be at home with 24 hour care her last 2 1/2 years. My father couldn’t do it—he had dementia. He died 3 years later, but not at home—in pain in the hospital because they couldn’t do anything for the pain. Both parents had living wills. So I ask—at what point is it enough?

  3. My mother was killed by a hospice under the direction of a doctor who was trained at a foreign medical school so obscure I could not find it on the internet. It took her three days to die, which is about the time that dehydration requires. Medical murder is here, and it is everywhere permitted–for example in Texas, the family of a patient has no say whatsoever against the hospital “ethics” committee regarding questions of life or death. Transplants fuel the motivation for this hidden form of slaughter–transplants are a very lucrative business. When I took a workshop with Msgr. Willam Smith decades ago on euthansia, he warned us about many hospices feeding the transplant business. If an “expert” declares someone to be “dying” or “brain dead” or in a “vegetative state” they are doomed, unless they are in a Catholic hospice. The wording is intentionally vague and imprecise and allows for very liberal interpretations. The lie is so widely accepted that the barbarity remains hidden under a disguise of humanitarianism.

  4. There is something called the Principle of Double Effect, which I read about in an article by Dr Leon Kass (he was on Reagan’s Committee for Bioethics) and it has always been acceptable medical practice, and is consonant with the teachings of the Church. If a patient is in unbearable pain it is permitted (actually encouraged) to give enough medication to relieve the pain, even if the dose proves fatal, because the intent is not to kill the patient but to relieve the pain. When hospitals say they can’t do anything for the pain they are not giving the complete picture. They are probably afraid of the DEA and the hospital bureaucracy. These people are overcautious with pain medicine because of ridiculous fears of addiction—it is a bureaucratic, law enforcement mess due to the War on Drugs being overzealously fought. Yet outright killing by depriving patients of food and water is allowed.

    At least according to the Church (and the Jewish religion as well) no one should be allowed to suffer unbearable pain.

  5. In many states, we would be imprisoned for forcing an animal to endure the misery we routinely inflict on our loved ones in the name of “respect for life”. Regardless of how and whether doctors become formally involved in assisted suicide, I reserve the right to decide my own end. It is not something I will cede, ever, to any church or government.

    I hope I will die a quick and peaceful way when the time comes, as have many of my family at advanced ages, but no one is going to dictate to me what I must endure. I spent a lot of time in my youth volunteering in nursing homes and a lot more in recent years dealing with various stretches one or both of my parents have been in them. I will never, ever let myself end in one of those snake pits (and they are, even the relatively “nice” ones).

    As an aside, I think we’re going to see a huge rise in suicides of non-terminally ill people in coming years because of a massive over-swing in the pendulum of rules around narcotic painkillers. In our attempts to fix what was out of control dispensing and abuse, we’ve swung to the extreme of virtually outlawing their use for people with severe chronic pain conditions.

  6. So your solution for bad nursing homes and pain is to kill the elderly and suffering?

    Funny kind of misplaced compassion, that.

  7. Check with NotDeadYet or ADAPT about getting home health care if you are disabled. The law is supposed to allow it, but it’s one of those rights you have to fight for.

  8. At what point is it enough? When God says it’s enough…not you.
    I think it was Fulton Sheen that said sometimes God has to break a heart to change a heart.
    I believe you missed some wonderful opportunities to pray for your Mom and Dad in their final years.

  9. Frankly, Tina, I think poor pain management has more to do with lazy staff than anything else. I used to take communion to people in nursing homes. I can’t tell you how many times I found them in pain. When I went to the desk and complained for them, it invariably turned out they hadn’t been given their scheduled meds.

  10. My Dad was 90–fear of addiction was a lot misplaced, if indeed that was the reason.

  11. Thank you for speaking out so strongly Rep. Hamilton. Just wanted to add an apology to you Representative Hamilton; I left an inconsiderate raging comment here several months back and while I can’t remember what it was about (Polygamy, perhaps?) – I’m sure you were right about whatever you were speaking about and I was in the wrong. I’ve been back here many times since and have always found you preaching the truth without compromise. Many thanks and God bless.

  12. What? I missed some wonderful opportunities to pray for my Mom and Dad in their final years? How would you know what I did or didn’t do when my parents were in their final years? I’m sorry, but I can’t accept your answer to my question on when enough is enough.

  13. I’m afraid that what you said means, in English, that your unhappy feelings when looking at your mother mattered more to you than your mother’s life. You said that. I know that I would never even begin to think like that of a loved one who was dying, and I know that because I watched my grandfather slip away at 96 – and nobody in the family gave up on him. So you can’t say I don’t know what I am talking about.

  14. You forgot the disabled. I have managed to make a couple of abortion supporters shudder – though not, alas, change their minds – by pointing out to them that it is almost impossible to find a Down’s child in Britain any more. As I have a disabled brother, my attitude to euthanasia supporters is simple: get your dirty paws off my brother – and off every other person whom you have the unmitigated and contemptible arrogance to call unworthy of life – or I’ll duff you up.

  15. It”s always the same story: “I don’t want to watch people suffer. Get them out of my sight”. And as you are being effectively a murderer, in the end you become a suicide too. “I don’t want to watch myself suffer; get me out of my sight.” The process is the same as with mass shooters who almost inevitably end up shooting themselves: murder and suicide are essentially the same.

  16. wait? Didn’t we just have the debate over why the death penalty is wrong because they can’t/won’t supply the “cocktail” to kill someone quickly? So, all of a sudden it’s okay to do this? That people can support euthanasia but be against the death penalty has always puzzled me. (I’m not in favor of the death penalty, just pointing out the hypocrisy of euthanasia being anything other than murder)

  17. One matter that needs to be looked into is whether the biblical precedent of the go’el can legitimately be followed. The go’el was the avenger of blood in a culture where there was no judicial punishment for murder.

  18. We reply to what we read on these blogs. And never did I read anywhere in your comments where you prayed or turned to God. What I DID read were several self-centered comments. Indeed, your reply to my post was all about you. But, you’re right, how would I know what you did or did not do. Please know that I’ll pray FOR you if you are not.

  19. I believe it to be fear of suffering. And it is irrational fear of suffering.

    I’ve been tempted by suicide. My migraines are that bad. But about 5 years ago I started noticing something. Every time I had a migraine that was an 11 on my personal scale of 1 to 10, my scale changed; and I’m better able to handle migraines that are a mere 2 or 4 on that scale.

    Suffering is necessary to life. If you haven’t suffered, you haven’t lived.

  20. This is getting a bit personal. People write brief comments in the com boxes, not their autobiographies.

  21. I’m going to allow this as a point of discussion. But be careful. This blog is not a forum for vigilantism.

  22. Inaccurate interpretation of what I said, Fabio. My sadness at seeing my once healthy, and a bit overweight mother reduced to a skeleton did NOT matter to me more than her life. Totally inaccurate, Fabio. Everyone reacts to situations differently.

  23. I agree with what you said in your 2nd paragraph. Thanks for your kind words,and your prayers, FWKen.

  24. I could not disagree with you more. Clearly you had a bad hospice expereince, and I am sorry for the loss of your mother. However, you make several inaccurate statements in your post. Hospices do NOT accept patients who are ‘brain dead’ or in a vegetative state. That is simply not true. Hospice admissions standards are clear and definate, and a person must be terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less to be eligible for hospice care. In addition, I have never–NEVER- heard of or experienced a hospice patient whose organs were used for transplant. Hospice patients are far too sick, and their NATURAL DEATH leads to organs that are not useable for transplant. This is from a Catholic nurse with two decades of hospice experience and being with several hundred people at their death, and a thousnd more than I supervised care for. Finally, food and water are not withheld to hasten or cause death…when the body is “shutting down” at the end of life, nutrition and water can no longer be tolerated, and can cause discomfort if forced. Please don’t spread mis-information that could keep a person and family from the comfort and attention to a peaceful and dignified NATURAL life and death that hospice can facilitate.

  25. Right now, the UK – where I live – is in a hypothetical situation and the Bill is passing through the House of Lords right not.

    Abortion and euthanasia are different in this respect. In one case, but not the other, it is forensically certain that A wilfully caused the death of B, because B has been observed to breathe and is proven to have been alive when attacked.

    I know that, if euthanised, I would want my life to be vindicated, because only God is at liberty to take it at will. If the State abrogates its duty to avenge the crime of murder, the matter passes to the community.

  26. Someone once told me that euthanasia that is practiced without a medical degree….is murder.

  27. These end-of-life issues are horrifically painful for all involved. That’s one reason why I believe we must not allow euthanasia.

  28. You are debating with those who believe they have all the answers, it was a lost fight from the beginning. Don’t waste your breath, or indeed the key strokes. They’ll tell you to pray and submit, and only pray in their way. Your relationship with deity is just like your relationship with your parents, grand-parents, etc…personal. Let them make their assumptions about your character, your faith, and your life, as I’m sure you know that such assumptions are hollow and without merit. Keep that in your heart, and do as you will.

  29. So-called assisted suicide (voluntary euthanasia) almost immediately becomes involuntary euthanasia (outright medical murder) which then becomes murder of any unwanted person who does not fit the dominant power group’s viewpoint. And that is the reason why no form of medical killing can be legal, not anywhere, not for anyone. Once it starts, it does not stop. An individual’s desire to legally kill himself to escape suffering–besides the fact that suicide is wrong, even though we don’t like to see people suffer–is also wrong because such laws put everyone at risk.

    In Nazi Germany, a massive and brutal and open program of euthanasia of the disabled and incurably ill and mentally ill (Aktion T4) preceded and paved the way for the slaughter of the Jews and eventually many non-Jews as well. And by the way all this had been preceded by increasing promotion of abortion under the Weimar Republic, before the Nazis came to power. And don’t think people here would never do what they did. The Germans, including those doctors and nurses who did the euthanizing, were all “civilized people”…but brainwashed to believe that this was “compassionate” and at the same time to resent the money it cost to help the vulnerable (sound familiar?).

    And what about us? Will we stay silent now as more and more people are starved or dehydrated to death, or killed with pills or injections? Will we go to their funerals and keep mum as everyone exchanges niceties as if no murder had occurred? I refuse to do that.

    The Netherlands is already a case in point. Almost immediately the doctors began illegally killing disabled newborns and others whom they decided were not worth keeping alive, and they are very open and unapologetic about it. Apparently nobody cares to stop them. Nice culture, that. Survived the Nazis only to become them. And the US is beginning to follow that lead. What a horror.

  30. Appreciate you comment.. Most of the folks who blog here are sincere and I have interacted with many of them before, even though we don’t always agree. Many of them do know where I come from and I know where they come from. Sometimes their replies are predictable—which is fine. I enjoy the interaction.

  31. “This would lead to an epidemic of octogenarian gutter bums.” Indeed that would be awful! 🙂

  32. I have a genetic disease which, before Nobel Prize winning research found effective treatment (It’s still incurable), was a very horrible way to slowly die. Is torturing sick people with a slow horrible death the Christian thing to do?

  33. From Isaiah 28: “15
    You have declared, “We have made a covenant with death,
    with Sheol* we have made a pact;
    When the raging flood passes through,
    it will not reach us;
    For we have made lies our refuge,
    and in falsehood we have found a hiding place,”—i
    Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD:
    See, I am laying a stone in Zion,*
    a stone that has been tested,
    A precious cornerstone as a sure foundation;
    whoever puts faith in it will not waver.j
    I will make judgment a measuring line,
    and justice a level.—*
    Hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies,
    and waters shall flood the hiding place.
    Your covenant with death shall be canceled
    and your pact with Sheol shall not stand.”

  34. Keep that in your heart and murder as you will – since your supposed “personal” relationship with your supposed god doesn’t seem to entail any particular moral borders.

  35. Such is your opinion to have. Just as with the OP of this little convo you attempt to judge me with absolutely no knowledge of my position. Assumption and self-righteousness, poor weapons wielded by poor men.

  36. With my genetic disease, pernicious anemia, untreated, you become an insane, blind, quadriplegic and your existence is pain…pain which doesn’t much respond to any drug.

    If diagnosed in its earliest stages, symptoms recede and you live a more or less normal life. It’s usually easy to diagnose, but sometimes it’s “masked” and diagnosis is unfortunately delayed.

    When that happens, it’s more and more likely that you will suffer permanent problems. So, if you were in its end stages and treatment was discovered and started …it would only prolong your abject misery.

  37. Hello again! This is an old thread but I’m posting this here because I haven’t seen any new posts by you on this topic, (though that makes sense in light of current geopolitics). Jennifer Hartline makes many interesting points in this article, http://catholicstand.com/surrogates-same-sex-couples-motherless-babies/, but I’d say the most interesting on the topic of surrogate motherhood is this quote:

    “Can we possibly find a more degrading way to treat a woman? The battle for equality for women has led us to this? Women being used for their wombs and their biological functions? That’s the best case we can make for motherhood anymore? It’s just the physical process of gestation and childbirth?”

    This reminded me of the idea that the modern sexual revolution severed the bond between the unitive and procreative aspects of the sexual act. It seems now that the procreative bond has been separated, (at least cognitively) from another essential aspect of motherhood, perhaps…nurture? What do you think?