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The Executive Director of Kelowna's Right to Life Society says taking the life of a human being is not an act of compassion.  

Marlon Bartram was commenting after the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld last June's decision to give West Kelowna's Gloria Taylor exemption from the law prohibiting doctor-assisted suicides.

Taylor suffers from ALS, making her the only person in Canada who can legally die with the help of a doctor.

"We feel that killing someone is not an act of compassion. We feel that people in difficult situations, people that are suffering, should be given compassion and care and given medication for pain relief, not to be simply killed off."   

Bartram says taking a human life is wrong and cheapens the value of human life in society.

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  1. RoedyGreen posted on 08/17/2012 06:41 AM
    Gloria Taylor is a woman with ALS and the only person in Cavada currently with a legal right to physician-assisted suicide. The KRTLS (Kelowna Right To Life Society) is trying to take that right away from her. The KRTLS argues that “taking the life of a human being is not an act of compassion”.

    Of course, taking a life is not an act of compassion, but that is not what is happening in the Gloria Taylor case. If the KRTLS has right on their side, why are they lying about something so basic? Christians are trying to ensure she will suffer long after she has found life unbearable. That is far from a compassionate act.

    Christians are doing this for sadistic-religious reasons. Christians have a warped S&M view of suffering. They enjoy contemplating of their enemies being roasted alive for eternity.

    "In order that the happiness of the saints may be more delightful and that they may give to God more copious thanks for it, they are permitted perfectly to behold the sufferings of the damned… The saints will rejoice in the punishment of the damned."
    ~ St. Thomas Aquinas (born: 1225 died: 1274-03-07 at age: 48)

    Mother Theresa refused to give pain killers to people dying of extremely painful diseases like pancreas cancer. She would tell them they should enjoy the pain as “Jesus’s kisses”.

    Christian women titillate themselves contemplating the suffering of the near naked Christ. Christian men in some cultures whip themselves bloody in emulation of the suffering of Christ. Nuns and priests torment themselves in penance hoping to placate the god Jehovah. The point is Christians have a rather unhealthy relationship with suffering, especially the suffering of others. They see it as a Good Thing™

    In this case, busybody Christians are trying to pretend they know more than Gloria Taylor if/when her life is unbearable. They are sadists trying to force their nutty religious views on her when she is at her weakest. It is absolutely none of their concern. If Christians want to impale themselves on the altar of their cruel imaginary god Jehovah, they are welcome to it, but please leave Gloria, me and everyone else alone.

    My biggest nightmare is on my deathbed to fall into the clutches of arrogant, meddling Christians like those in the KRTLS.
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