Friday, August 21, 2009

The Baby-boomers in line for euthanasia

Commenting on Barack Obama’s ‘healthcare’ reform programme, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International, draws our attention to another aspect of this so-called care plan. In a recent letter, Fr. Euteneuer says:

The only reason we have our elderly being set up for systematic extermination now is because our culture has been so deeply brainwashed by the contraceptive and abortive mentalities that come from decades of “family planning” propaganda. The devaluation of human life at one end of the spectrum leaves the other end of the life spectrum completely vulnerable to the depredations of the power-mongers in Washington. Albert Schweitzer said that “if a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life.” In terms of the current healthcare debate that would mean: when you sow family planning, you reap death planning. It’s that simple.

How ironic that President Obama’s so-called overhaul of the healthcare system in this country comes just at the time when the number of senior citizens is set to double. If the “Greatest Generation” gave our nation the technology and the prosperity to have the highest standard of living and best healthcare system in the world – bar none – then that generation will be the first to be killed off by the same technology – and all for altruistic reasons based on lifestyle and efficiency. Needless to say, the baby-boomers are next in line for euthanasia.

Those who still value life and are now being called into a very personal pro-life battle, one that threatens to strike at the very center of our families: our parents and grandparents. Just as we have always stood united in our defense of the rights of the unborn, we must adamantly resist this heinous program to hand over life and death planning to the government. Those decisions must stay in the hands of God. We must resist this wickedness now, while we still have breath.

And what about the school textbook that was being promoted in the south of Ireland in recent times, which encouraged the children to consider their grandparents as being 'useless', taking up precious space, and that they should be 'exterminated'?