Getting down with death
What decision should every responsible young person always be prepared for in these modern times? Terminating life support, of course:
A city in the United Kingdom has started promoting “right-todie” cards for its young, healthy residents, earning the condemnation of pro-life organizations who have called it a “move towards legal suicide.”
The plan in Salford, near Swinton, has been outlined in a report in the Salford Advertiser, which described the program as “controversial.”
The report said cards designating a person's “Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment” already had been available for people suffering from terminal health problems.
But now, “in the first scheme of its kind in the UK,” the cards are being made available to the young and the healthy, in fact, anyone.[. . . ]
“It's moving towards your legal right to suicide which is something that used to be completely illegal,” Josephine Quintavalle, a founding member of the Pro-Life Alliance, told the newspaper.
“It's quite sinister that people are being encouraged to make these decisions now and carry these cards choosing the right to die,” she said. [. . . ]
The card, which a person must carry with them, instructs that in case of an accident or life-threatening emergency, no treatment should be used to sustain life. [. . . ]
[So we’ve come all the way then, leaving behind the common practice of devout Christians from days past who carried cards that read, “In case of emergency call priest” and replacing it with a handy, “innovative” way to hasten one’s demise. As the pro-life advocate put it]:
“It's quite sad to think that you can now carry cards stating your right to die,” said Quintavalle.
— “ ‘Right-to-die’ cards for the healthy,” posted May 9 at worldnetdaily at wnd.com