The Rejection of Humanae Vitae has led to Euthanasia

With Canada’s Supreme court ruling last week in favour of assisted suicide, we are now seeing the poisonous fruit of contraception and abortion come full circle.  The dignity of human life and the transmission of human life, when separated from its natural end, become a play thing of government planners. This sophistry that euthanasia will be administered by consent should fool no one.  It will start by simply “recommending” to the patient that “their time has come”.  There will be an “understanding”.  And if there are no family members around (or perhaps they will be those who really don’t care or, shocking as it may seem, those who actually have a vested interested in moving along the inevitable), the medical “authorities” will simply pull the plug.  No resistance? No problem.  And when there is resistance? Well, that will warrant a level 2 response.

We’re a really perverse culture, if you really think about it.  We put such a heavy emphasis on “consent” in ethical questions that we fail to realize the such a warm and fuzzy phrase is merely the triumph of the will over true morality and the laws that God has placed in every person’s heart.  “Consent” over issues like sex and death is really quite superfluous. We don’t have massive sexual abuse or soon-to-be massive abuse over euthanasia because “consent” is the best ethical paradigm on which to run a society.  In point of fact, “consent” is a joke because it doesn’t work.  Just ask the former fans of Jian Gomeshi.  Jian didn’t see a problem with consent, because sex was no big deal.  Nobody gets too worked up over casual sexual entertainment, do they?  Why should they when sex has been completely stripped of any kind of sacred significance?  Just like no one will get too worked up about ending a life which is about to expire anyway.  Who cares about consent when the fundamental immoral act is being legalized and has already been accepted by society?

Pope Paul VI said the following about contraception, but it can equally now be said about Euthanasia.  In fact, it’s even more appropriate to speak of his prophesy about euthanasia, considering that the elderly and sick are less able to defend themselves than young parents:

Finally, careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same measures as are regarded as lawful by married people in the solution of a particular family difficulty? Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone. It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife. (Humanae Vitae, 17)

The reality is that Euthanasia would never have obtained a foothold without contraception. It’s simply the back end of the same evil.   And, sadly, the generation that ushered in the Pill is going to be the first generation on a large scale to experience the bitter pill which provided them a false freedom and now a lonely and tragic death.

2 thoughts on “The Rejection of Humanae Vitae has led to Euthanasia

  1. “If the Church were to jettison Natural Law as a pillar of her moral theology in matters of sexuality, how would the end result not be that only consent remains as the sole criterion of the good?”—Fr. Martin Fox.

    In spite of being confronted with the consequences of a society’s incremental rejection of the Natural Law, is it not astonishing (incredible, disturbing, maddening…) that many Catholics-in-name-only want the Church to follow the same path?

  2. Our Physicians,and Surgeons should be healers instead of killers?Anyone who still believes that the New Western State Sanctioned Worldview-Religion, of Secular Paganism in Government,Law and Education,which was decreed law starting in 1962 is “neutral”, has been very effectively indoctrinated in the tenets of Secular Paganism through the schools.

    The Netherlands experiment ought to be enough to demonstrate the peril of granting physicians the legalized so-called human right to kill their patients. Legalizing then considering this now legalized killing a human right, would change the nature of The Medical Professions, and Western Civilization itself. The Hippocratic Oath was written and enforced to place Western Governments, law and Education Establishments on the foundation of healing not killing. For 2400 years patients had the assurance that Doctors would follow an oath to heal them not kill them. After WWII at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials we indicted Nazi Leaders for these same crimes against humanity. They said, our Government and Supreme Court passed Laws legalizing our activity, therefore we did nothing wrong. Does their excuse sound familiar my fellow Canadians?

    Legalizing Euthanasia would effect Medical care itself. Professionals begin to grade people. Legalized Euthanasia makes it a so-called human right as Supreme Court precedents broaden applications of the so-called “Right To Die”,for the disabled and clinically depressed. My father visited the Netherlands and told me the horrors his friends faced because of legalized Euthanasia, as a right.

    In a democracy the majority get what their politicians,judges and school teachers talk them into legalizing. Please don’t bring this legalized so-called human right of Euthanasia to Canada .

    My contemporaries started every school morning with the lord’s Prayer led by their school teachers,and The Ten Commandments were on Government,School and Courthouse Walls.1.Thou shalt have no other God/Worldview before Me.2.Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.3.Thou shalt not take the name of The Lord thy God in vain.4.Remember the sabbath day,keep it holy.5.Honor Thy father and thy mother.6.Thou Shalt Not Kill.7.Thou shalt not commit adultery.8.Thou shalt not steal.9.Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.10.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house. This was considered the natural law. Sex Education was taught as the process of Dating,Courtship and waiting until Faithful Marriage.Now morbid acts are normalized to schoolchildren as Sex Education from Kindergarten through University using adult school teachers and homosexual etc.,activists.The consequences of a Civilization leaving Christ in Government,Law and Education,and worshipping the worldview of the Baal’s are everywhere. A return to Christ is required for a wholesome Worldview in Government,Law,Education and Entertainment.In Democracies this choice is in the hands of the voting public.Who will you choose to lead you,Christ or The Worldview of The Baal’s?

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