Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

5/27/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Move is an effort to make euthinasia more accessable to the elderly.

It is now okay to euthanize people in Switzerland merely because they are old and may have "physical or psychological problems associated with old age," in Switzerland according to The Guardian. A Swiss organization that helps people end their own lives has updated its policies to allow the elderly to be euthanized.

A Swiss firm is now permitting the suicide of elderly people, even when they do not have a terminal illness.

A Swiss firm is now permitting the suicide of elderly people, even when they do not have a terminal illness.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/27/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: euthinasia, Switzerland, suicide


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A report in The Guardian has announced that the Swiss organization "Exit" has updated its rules to permit the facilitation of suicide for elderly people even if they are not terminally ill. Under Swiss law, assisted suicide is legal and anyone, even a healthy youth can request it, but it is provided by various organizations that have their own rules.

Exit has changed its rules to permit "suicide due to old age" following an annual general meeting. The rule change would allow any senior citizen, even without a terminal illness, to end their own life on demand.

Help us protect life from the moment of conception until its natural end.

The Swiss Medical Association told The Guardian that they did not support the change, concerned that the elderly could be pressured to take their own lives.

This is the culture of death, which begins with abortion, extended to its logical conclusion. Once abortion in the womb is legal and life is a commodity that can be extinguished at will, the euthanasia of otherwise healthy adults becomes legitimate.

It also degrades the essence of humanity by promoting the notion that the value of one's life is attached to their productivity. Since elderly people no longer produce resources, but simply consume them, as children do, people may find economic reasons to nudge the elderly in a particular direction.

Exit assured The Guardian that the change was prompted by a number of elderly people who were seeking assisted suicide but were deterred by the protective barriers established by Swiss law.

"Our members told us to get active on this subject. It was ripe for a decision," Exit's vice-president, Bernhard Sutter, told the paper. "Assisted suicide is a lengthy process. Doctors must take tests and talk to patients for hours asking them to justify their motivations. Old patients feel they do not have the energy for all of this and it is also not so dignified.

Euthanasia proponents go to great lengths to conceal their agenda, referring to assisted suicide as "death with dignity" which implies that the process of natural death is somehow undignified.

The change follows a high-profile case in which a Swiss man, 89, asked to end his own life but refused a requisite medical examination. A euthanasia machine was prescribed to him and he ended his life which led to charges being filed against the physician who failed to perform the examination. However, the physician was acquitted because the patient refused the examination himself.

Now, elderly people who insist upon suicide can choose the option for themselves without having to cooperate with doctors, even if the doctors seek to perform evaluations.

When will we learn to respect life?

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2016
Universal:
Sports: That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: Living the Gospel: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.



Comments


More Health

Miraculous face transplant restores faceless firefighter's faith in life Watch

Image of Patrick Harden before his face transplant.

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Fifteen years ago, volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison suffered extreme facial burns while responding to a house fire. He lost a large portion of his face, including his eyelids, ears, lips, hair and most of his nose. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Hardison, ... continue reading


'I lead a simple and disciplined life': Fit and healthy monk reveals secret to long life Watch

Image of The secret to a long life? One monk tells all (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

An Indian monk claiming to be 120-years-old has revealed his secret to a long, healthy life. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Swami Sivananda appears to be a physically fit and his clean bill of health suggests he has led a long, healthy life.Sivananda plans to ... continue reading


ANOTHER insurer drops out of Obamacare as system continues to collapse Watch

Image of Aetna is the next insurer to drop out of Obamacare.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

As Aetna pulls out of the Obamacare marketplace across most of the country, the moral failure of the Affordable Care Act becomes apparent. The ACA is neither affordable or sustainable. It is a complete failure that worsens with time. LOS ANGELES, CA (California ... continue reading


50 PERCENT INCREASE! Obamacare close to collapse, or success, depending on how you view it Watch

Image of Obamacare will only get worse, it can never get better because the government pays with a blank check each year.

By Marshall Connolly, (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The cost of Obamacare continues to skyrocket, surpassing all expectations. Obamacare is inching closer to failure. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Obamacare is inching closure to failure, or success, depending on its aim. If Obamacare was designed to provide ... continue reading


'Myself and my family are indebted to him for life': How one priest's decision began a life-saving movement Watch

Image of Fr Davis Chiramel began a beautiful movement in India.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A Bishop, nun and thirteen clerics have decided to follow Father Davis Chiramel's lead when he gave the gift of life to a poor electrician. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to <a ... continue reading


'Dr. Frankenstein' to conduct world's first human head transplant Watch

Image of Valery Spiridonov is set to become the world's first human transplant patient (EPA).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Dr. Sergio Canavero, nicknamed Dr. Frankenstein, believes he can conduct a controversial operation to give a terminally ill man one more chance at life. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Valery Spiridonov suffers from the very serious muscular atrophy disease ... continue reading


HIV outbreak spreads across US - Obama administration scrambles to control it Watch

Image of What has led to the spread of HIV (Avert)?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The United States enters a prescription opioid and heroin epidemic while the Obama Administration attempts to control it. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Guardian reported an alarming increase in an ongoing HIV outbreak across the United States.The primary ... continue reading


SEX BAN - British tourists advised to practice abstinance while visiting US Watch

Image of Zika can be spread through sexual contact or mosquito bites (Reuters).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Britain warns citizens against visiting the United States following a breakout of the Zika virus. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Telegraph, Public Health England (PHE) advised all British tourists visiting Florida should abstain from sexual ... continue reading


Doctor's orders - Do THIS to prevent a stroke Watch

Image of How can you prevent a stroke?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Did you know 90 percent of all strokes are preventable? What would you do to live a longer, healthier life? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), ten risk factors can be modified to prevent 9 of ten strokes ... continue reading


Sticker Shock! Here's how much Obamacare REALLY costs, per person! Watch

Image of Obamacare is bitter medicine for those who have to pay for it.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

There's more proof the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. The national tab for healthcare, per person now exceeds $10,000. It may be because the goal of Obamacare is to fail and push the nation into a socialist, single-payer system. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


All Health News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
17 My child, be gentle in carrying out your business, and you will be ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11
4 Sing to God, play music to his name, build a road for the Rider of the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 14:1, 7-14
1 Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal in ... Read More

Reading 2, Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24
18 What you have come to is nothing known to the senses: not a blazing ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 28th, 2016 Image

St. Augustine of Hippo
August 28: St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers ... Read More