Dutch officials last year allowed doctors to prescribe a lethal injection of drugs to a woman in her 20’s who was a child sex abuse victim and wished to die. The woman suffered abuse between the ages of 5 and 15. “She had developed post-traumatic stress disorder, severe anorexia, chronic depression, and hallucinations.” According to doctors she was “totally competent” but said her condition was incurable. The only standard necessary for an assisted suicide in the Netherlands is that a condition be “unbearable and incurable.” It is increasingly including depressed individuals and lonely senior citizens.
Life is precious. No person should be given up on because of their depression. The easy way is not always the best way. We are firm on the side of life. –--Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
World Magazine, June 11, 2016 p. 8
1 Corinthians 3:16–17 (HCSB) “Don’t you yourselves know that you are God’s sanctuary and that the Spirit of God lives in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s sanctuary, God will destroy him; for God’s sanctuary is holy, and that is what you are.”