Eric Metaxas with the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview has released a chilling commentary on the expansion of assisted-suicide in Europe and in the U.S.
Metaxas cites multiple examples, including a clinic in the Netherlands that “euthanized 11 people in 2012 whose ‘only complaint was being “tired of living.”‘”
Assisted suicide is no stranger in the U.S., either. Under the auspices of “death with dignity,” assisted suicide and euthanasia movements have made headway in some parts of our country in recent years.
The underlying problem with physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia is they both violate human dignity and the sanctity of human life. As Thomas Jefferson wrote many years ago, “the god who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” Moreover, scripture makes it clear time and time again: God gives life, and we do not have a right to take our own lives any more than we have a right to take the life of another person.
What’s more, the “right” to suicide has a sinister habit of turning into an obligation to die.
You can listen to Metaxas’ full commentary below–or click here to read it.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.