Life and death decisions
Could someone please explain Sen. Sam Brownback’s statement on Wednesday’s Opinion page (8/23, “Pro-Con”)?
He wrote, “I doubt Americans want the government to decide when life is worth preserving and when life can be destroyed.” Is that not exactly what he is proposing with his Assisted Suicide Prevention Act?
With this act, Brownback would have the federal government decide that life is always worth preserving. What business is it of his what I might choose to do with my life? He wants to take that right out of the hands of the citizens (unfortunately, only Oregon currently allows this practice) and place it in the hands of the federal government.
What next? Will he want the government to decide when I should go to the doctor? What treatments I should take? When I should go to the bathroom? Enough already.
Oh, how rich it is!
Perhaps Sam Brownback, in all his righteousness, throws a blind eye to his role in the Terri Schiavo fiasco. And his role, lest we forget, was strong-arming the republic, not to save a life but to tattoo his beliefs on every single American.
Now, Brownback has the chutzpah to claim that he “doubts Americans want the government to decide when life is worth preserving and when life can be destroyed.”
Oh, how rich it is! Rich like the backyard after the dog comes back inside.