But there are a chorus of influential voices in opposition:
- Boston Globe: No on Proposal 2
- Ted Kennedy's wife: Vote no on assisted suicide in MA
- American Nurses Association: Draft statement opposing assisted suicide/euthanasia
- Providence Journal blog: Why to vote no on Mass. Question 2
- E. J. Dionne: Liberals should be wary of assisted suicide
- NY Times opinion: Suicide by choice? Not so fast
- Ira Byock: Assisted suicide is not progressive
- Choice is an Illusion blog: Users of assisted suicide are senior with money
- Dr. Barbara Rockett: Physician-assisted suicide “in direct conflict” with doctor’s role
- Wesley J. Smith: Our dangerous obsession with 'health'
- Ezekiel Emanuel: Four myths about doctor-assisted suicide
This might also be a good time for more churches to look into offering LIFT, our program of respite care for people with chronic or terminal illnesses and their families. If we can help your church get started, email or give us a call: 1-800-968-6086.
Finally, a few words from Hosea 10 this election-eve:
Sow with a view to righteousness,
Reap in accordance with kindness;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord
Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice,
You have eaten the fruit of lies.
Postscript: A couple other last minute pre-election reads:
- Albert Mohler: A prayer for America on Election Day
- Joe Carter: 5 ways presidents affect the pro-life cause
Post-postscript: The assisted suicide proposal was narrowly defeated Tuesday.