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17 January 2006
  Pro-Death Culture Continues Killing
Supreme Court Backs Oregon Law

syringeOnly Justices Thomas, Scalia, and Roberts saw enough wrong in Oregon's assisted suicide law to vote against it; the other six joined to remove (at least under the terms introduced by John Ashcroft) federal interference with helping Oregon residents off themselves with federally controlled substances.

It looks like we may need to start working on our senators and representatives. Perhaps Congress can pass a workable ban that will pass judicial muster. Or, perhaps, there are other judicial means involving other statutes and portions of the Constitution.

At the same time, we also need to find ways of (re-)educating those physicians who don't know or have forgotten that healing should never involve killing. What in the world should we think of doctors who willingly hold open death's door — and walk their patients victims through? Indeed, given the state of mind and — more importantly — the state of faith of those seeking to end their lives, what do we do with those who are opening not only the grave's gate but also that of eternal damnation?
 
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