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“Death with dignity” act passes

Posted in News by Skepdude on November 5, 2008

Washington will become the second state to allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for terminally ill patients seeking to hasten their deaths.

Initiative 1000 — referred to by supporters as a “death-with-dignity” act and by opponents as an “assisted-suicide” measure — was leading in most counties across the state Tuesday.

“I’m elated,” said former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner, who filed the initiative and was one of its biggest campaign contributors. Gardner is battling Parkinson’s disease, though Parkinson’s is not considered a terminal disease that would qualify under the initiative.

Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices, a national right-to-die organization based in Denver that has provided financial backing for I-1000, said her group hopes to pass similar initiatives in other states in the future, though it hasn’t selected any specific states yet.

“We think the citizens of all 50 states deserve death with dignity,” she said.

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT THE SEATTLE TIMES.

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  1. Ivan Erickson said, on November 5, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    ON EUTHANASIA, ABORTION, MURDER, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, PRO CHOICE, AND OTHER ETHICAL AND MORAL ISSUES: by Ivan Erickson, author of “Song of the Storm Winds”:

    To my beloved brothers and sisters of all races, ethnicities, faiths and religions:

    I would like those of you of whom have promoted in any way, or have voted to pass the “‘Murder’ with dignity” act, to be aware that each of you will not only be guilty of the sin of promoting and voting for the passing of this measure, but you will each also accrue the added penalty for the sins of aiding and abetting in the death of each one of those poor souls who is murdered because of your misguided acts.

    Thus, do not sit smugly by, as more and more people die needlessly because of your actions! The abortionists, executioners and administers of the lethal doses to murder the terminally ill are not the only ones of whom are accruing the debt of sin for their actions, you must understand.

    And who is to say whether or not those of you who are enacting, promoting, passing or aiding and abetting in the sinfulness of these acts will not have to suffer vicariously for the debt of sin for which each of those being murdered were themselves suffering for? Do you all enjoy suffering? It would seem that myriads of you do!

    God has given us the Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill”! For those of you who are not aware of this fact, God has added no addenda to this Commandment! Most of you are ostensibly not cognizant of the will of God regarding His reasons for allowing mankind to suffer so grievously in our sojourn under the sun during our respective life times. If you were, you would not allow the needless killing of so many poor babies and other souls in this world, because of your ill-advised choices and actions.

    I will promise each and every one of you who are continuing to fall further and further into the dark abyss of sinfulness, that God will not cease sending His “storm winds” upon mankind, until such time that we all turn away from sin, en masse, repent, change and worship and obey God and have faith in His Son Jesus Christ, as we have been instructed to do in His words of the Holy Bible. God’s “storm winds” are the wars, economic chaos, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, fires, hail, diseases, droughts, floods and other catastrophic onslaughts by which we are being assailed in these current times of darkness under the sun, because of the approaching fullness of sin in America and other countries of the world.

    The May 18th, 1980 Mt. St. Helen eruption and the Ash Wednesday 6.8 earthquake of 2001 were mere warning shots fired by God to get our attention, and to make us aware that He is angry because of our multitude of sins; and that He will continue to intensify His “storm winds” until we repent and change!

    The major attempts of mankind to attenuate or to stop the cataclysmic events assailing us in these times will continue to fail, until such time that we cease in our mass sinfulness – or, until such time that the antichrist appears.

    God has given each of us a free will to choose as we wish. For those of you whom desire that the world today continue in its path to its destination, which is in the depths of the black hole of the abyss, you may choose to continue on in your sinfulness. But, for those of you who are living in sin and filled with fear and anxiety regarding the future for you, America, the world and your loved ones, it would go well for you if change, now, before the “storm winds” of God come for you also!

    May the Beloved Lord bless each of you and your loved ones in all things, always.

  2. Skepdude said, on November 6, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    I don’t want to start deleting people’s comments. Nevertheless, DO NOT try to use the comments section to proselytize. Do not think that this is a free for all, free lunch blog.

    I will allow this comment to stay, but generally know that this sort of trolling will not be tolerated.

    Consider yourself warned!


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