Friday, September 21, 2012

Opposition To Massachusetts Ballot Initiative Grows

Here’s a good piece opposing the legalization of assisted sucide in Massavchusetts.
Nothing dignified about suicide, doctor says
Dr. Mark Rollo held up a large bottle of pills. Inside were replicas of the lethal drugs that could soon be dispensed if the “Death With Dignity” act passes in Massachusetts.
This will appear on the ballot this November as Question 2.
“There is nothing dignified about suicide and there is nothing dignified about a doctor killing his patient,” he told a group of people at the Leominster Knights of Columbus hall Monday.
The presentation on physician-assisted suicide was sponsored by St. Anna Parish and the local K of C.
Dr. Rollo, a family practitioner in Fitchburg, explained why this measure is dangerous. The “Death With Dignity” act will allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with a prescription.
“The approval will accelerate the creeping culture of death into a full sprint,” he stated.Killing patients, he noted, is not good medicine. The Greek physician Hippocrates, who lived 400 years before Christ, also practiced at a time when the value of human life was disregarded, as it is today.
Hippocrates vowed to “never give a deadly drug to anybody who asks for it,” according to Dr. Rollo. He outlined why this highly unethical. more

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