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My Thoughts on Euthanasia

A huge problem in today’s society is people thinking they are greater than God. There are

people thinking they can choose whether a baby gets to live or not. About 29.4 million babies

have been aborted this year. An average of 50 million die per year. That is about five times as

much as the victims in the holocaust. Some people say that doctors are only killing a seed and

not a baby. In the catechism it says, “Scripture specifies the prohibition contained in the fifth

commandment: "Do not slay the innocent and the righteous. “The deliberate murder of an

innocent person is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human being, to the golden rule, and to

the holiness of the Creator. The law forbidding it is universally valid: it obliges each and

everyone, always and everywhere.”​ ​Everyone should have a chance at making a difference, only

under God’s will should a life end.

Something similar to abortion is euthanasia. Euthanasia, also known as “assisted suicide”

or “mercy killing”, is the act of putting someone to death painlessly or allowing to them die. It is

rarely legal. According to, only 9 of the 196 countries in the world allow it. Those

nine countries are Colombia, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Japan,

Albania and the United States. In 2015, 3.7% of the deaths in the Netherlands were through

euthanasia. Not many people die are euthanized, but every life matters. Euthanasia should NOT

be allowed. The catechism states, “Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in

putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.”

As mentioned above, someone is not dead until God decides. Many people make a big

difference on their deathbed, while others sit in their couch doing nothing . Other people die and

come back to life. Fr. Jose, born July 16, 1949, is a catholic priest that has experienced life after
death. In 1985, on his way to church, he was hit while on his motorcycle. The driver that hit him

was drunk after attending a Hindu festival. On the ambulance, he felt his soul leave his body and

experienced death. Immediately, he met his Guardian Angel. He was told that he was going to be

taken to hell, purgatory and Heaven. In hell, he saw people that were there because of euthanasia

and abortion. He was told that those people would have avoided hell if they repented. While his

body was in the hospital, he was pronounced dead. Since his family was not close to the hospital,

he was sent to the morgue. While being transported to the morgue, his soul came back to his

body and he felt terrible pain. His bones were broken and he had many wounds. Many people

were afraid because he started screaming. He was taken back to the hospital and was there for

two months. He was told he wouldn't walk again. Ignoring this, he believed he would walk

again. A month had passed, and he was still praying for a miracle. Suddenly, he felt pain in his

pelvic area and then heard a voice telling him to stand up and walk. He followed the voice’s

instructions and began to walk. The doctor that told him he wouldn't walk was Hindu. After

hearing about this miracle, he converted. This is an amazing and inspiring example of God’s

decision on how long you live.

As a Catholic, you know how much Jesus suffered. Reggie Bush, a former NFL running

back, tweeted this out on September 19, 2018:​ ​“​God didn’t promise us a convenient career, a

convenient life, a will never win if you allow the obstacle to stop you. How you

confront obstacles is generally how your story will read. If Jesus didn’t have a convenient life

what makes you think you will? Let’s go!” You should not expect a perfect life. You have to

carry your cross daily so that you can have your perfect life in Heaven. Some say they want a

loved one to be euthanized because they can’t stand seeing them suffering. It is hard to see others
suffer, but Mary witnessed her only son be beaten and crucified. Role - models in the Bible

provide help and good examples to handle these difficult situations.

In conclusion, euthanasia is wrong. Nobody should overrule God’s will. God decides

when a life ends. A life with obstacles is inevitable. If Jesus suffered, there is nothing wrong with

suffering. If Mary has to handle watching someone she loves suffer, you can do that to. You are

called to be a saint, and you can do this by following examples in faith. Every life matters, and

anyone on their deathbed has the power to make a difference.