… but what are we becoming if not a “culture of Death” according to this “repackaging?” Depression can be treated, but some “professionals” would rather not be bothered. See below.
Jn. 21: 8 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) And after this he said to Peter, “Follow me.”
Legalizing Assisted Suicide Increases Suicide
By WESLEY J. SMITH
November 15, 2022
Another study — actually, a study of other studies — has concluded that legalizing euthanasia and/or assisted suicide leads to more suicide. From “Does Legalising Assisted Suicide Make Things Better Or Worse?” published by the Anscombe Bioethics Center:
Whether legalising EAS encourages suicide or helps prevent suicide is an empirical question. We need to look at the evidence. There have been several studies published on this topic in peer review journals in recent years.
These studies have found that, after EAS is introduced:
Rates of EAS increase significantly
Rates of self-initiated deaths (EAS plus non-assisted suicide) increase significantly
The increase in self-initiated death is disproportionately high in women
Rates of non-assisted suicide also increase, in some cases significantly
No study has found a reduction in non-assisted suicide relative to non-EAS states.
It’s only logical. When the popular culture, media, some doctors, political advocates, and the law push some suicides, people with suicidal ideation for causes outside the (then) permitted legal parameters for facilitation hear the message that suicide is proper, which may encourage them to take lethal action, too.
As Lincoln said about American slavery and its opposition back in the day, eventually, the country would either become all one thing or all the other. The same is true about suicide. Encouraging and aiding suicide for some — while trying to prevent others from killing themselves — is inconsistent and over time, untenable. We either try to prevent them all, or eventually we will end up akin to where Germany is now, thanks to a court ruling: suicide on demand for any reason — or no reason at all.
It’s our choice.
Source: National Review