“Quality of Life” and the Culture of Death

Based on the significant support of “suicide-by-doctor” (Prop. 106) by the Colorado electorate last year, I concluded last month that Colorado is under the spell of the culture of death.

What does it mean to be under this spell? A recent LifeSiteNews story from Canada can illuminate us in this regard.

Herman Morin checked into a Quebec hospital with a bladder infection. He died five days later because the doctors refused to treat the infection.

Why didn’t they treat Morin? Dr. Stanislav Drachek is reported to have said “they knew that Herman had cancer in the bone and it was spreading to the liver.” The doctor allegedly continued by saying it was “better to let him die from the infection in a week or 10 days than to allow him to live for a year or more and suffer in the final stages from the cancer.”

This “quality of life” rationalization for murdering a patient is straight from the culture of death. Unsurprisingly, Quebec passed Bill 52 legalizing euthanasia.

And, by the way, Morin had no desire to be euthanized. His wife notes: “Herman’s greatest wish was to survive another year in order to watch his daughters graduate from college and university!”

Such a situation will soon be happening in Colorado, if it isn’t already happening in Colorado. How can I conclude such a thing? Very simply, this is what a culture of death leads to, and it has been seen everywhere the culture of death exists.

The solution is clear. We must rebuild a culture of life.

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