Two decades ago, they called Dr. Jack Kevorkian “Dr. Death” for helping terminally ill patients die, and he became the face of a Right-To-Die assisted suicide campaign. Today the growing acceptance of assisted suicide for terminally ill patients has a new “martyr” for the cause, as this weekend a young woman carried out her plan to make November 2nd her appointment with death, thanks to laws in Oregon allowing doctors to prescribe medication to help patients die instantly at their choice.
We’re going to get your thoughts on this today: Is there a biblical case for assisted suicide, and will Brittany Maynard’s public YouTube videos and celebrity media campaign inspire even more of a cultural acceptance of the so-called right to die? As one of our commenters said: “The Lie has gone from, “You shall not surely die,” to, “You shall die with dignity.”
Up first, tomorrow is a big day for many of us faced with a decision: the right to vote. We’ve got some resources from Wisconsin Family Action: Check out the 2014 Voter Guide for races across the United States, and the Legislative Guide for all offices in Wisconsin. In this segment we’re joined by Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action, a fierce advocate for marriage, family, life and liberty.
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