What are your thoughts(Religious) on euthanasia (mercy killing)?
- Dear All in Christ,
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
I am sure that you all have read the News of Ms.Aruna Shanbag in Malayala Manorama daily news paper on 8th of March 2011 (Yesterday). See the attachment for your reference. Really very sad.
In an unexpected verdict, the Supreme Court on Monday opened the window to the “mercy killing”/Euthanasia of terminally ill patients in hospital who have no hope of survival, even as a bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra dismissed the plea for mercy killing of a Mumbai nurse, who has been reduced to vegetative state in King Edward Memorial hospital for the past 37 years as her case did not fully meet the criteria laid down by the court. The word euthanasia means "the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy"
The Supreme Court laid down comprehensive guidelines to process “passive euthanasia” till Parliament passes a law, while making a clear distinction between “active euthanasia”, which means ending the life of a patient by injecting medication and *“passive euthanasia”, permitting doctors to withdraw life support to a terminally ill patient.
Christians are generally opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted
suicide, on the grounds that it invades God's territory of life and death and has other ethical problems.* As a true Christian, Can we Support these laws? Do you all think this is biblically right? As a true Christian, What will you do in these kinds of cases?
Your valid, sincere view and opinion on this issue please.
Let us thank Our Almighty for providing us the perfect heath.
Let us pray for all the people are struggling from the severe illness
Mother Mary, Pray for Us.
Regards in HIS Name.