Right to Die or Sanctity of Life?

9 a.m. EST Monday on CBS -Dr. Oz is interviewing Brittany Maynard’s mom on the “Right to Die”

Thoughts?

(Was on barely 15 minutes! then it was the usual diet drivel … )

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11 thoughts on “Right to Die or Sanctity of Life?

    1. kbailey374 Post author

      This is not a good time to ask given my depression and the fact that half the time I want “out.”

      I have mixed feelings. I was so sad about Brittany, she just seemed so young and I thought maybe treatment could save her, but you never know. I sure would not want the agony myself. I would live as long as I had quality of life but when it started getting painful or I couldn’t care for myself, let me go for Pete’s sake! Ok? Please?

      All I can think of though is what if it was my son – oh my gosh the agony!! I wouldn’t stop him but it would probably literally kill me to allow it. Even knowing how bad things can get!!

      And I have to ask what God would say, ugh. I don’t want to ask. He says thou shalt not kill! That includes babies, self, and others. But man does that area get gray when this happens.

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      1. blahpolar

        Well, you answered it nonetheless – thanks for that. You know I’d never cause you pain or discomfort intentionally. Really sorry you’re depressed. And I don’t disagree with anything you say. So there.

        xxxxxx

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        1. kbailey374 Post author

          Thank you – no I know you wouldn’t intentionally cause me pain. And it didn’t. I just want to be as true to myself as possible, not unduly colored by my current state of mind. Got an increase in my med today so hopefully will start feeling a little better, but not too better, lol…

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  1. swimsonemile

    To be fair you did ask – it is quite depressing and I kinda think you perhaps shouldn’t be dwelling on these matters at the moment. It’s a horrific situation – but it is also a moral one that can be seen in all directions. It goes back to ancient times where it was considered compassionate to put one out of his misery. Even in modern times – the old question comes up in the movie ” They Shoot Horses Don’t They?” Pain makes people do incredible things. I don’t think I could do what Brittany did and I really don’t like to see people taking their own lives.
    I truly hope your depression lifts. Also no offensive when I suggested you think of more uplifting subjects. My mom used to tell constantly to think pleasant thoughts. Easier said than done.

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    1. kbailey374 Post author

      Thank you! yes – Philippians 4:8 says this altho even THAT is hard to hear when I am depressed. Kinda like people telling me to “smile” when I am down, oh my word … anyway the verse is as follows: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

      I am sure it will pass. It always does. Sometimes it takes longer than others …

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