Assisted Suicide Sitcom

Assisted suicide is murder!

In the United States, assisted suicide came to the forefront in the 1990s when Dr. Jack Kevorkian, known as Dr. Death, made it known that he was assisting people to commit suicide.  After assisting more than 130 people to take their own lives, Kevorkian was convicted of second degree murder and sent to prison.

To make it more palatable to the public, assisted suicide is also called, physician assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia.  Following Kevorkian’s actions and pushing for the legalization of assisted suicide, Oregon and Washington passed some form of legalized assisted suicide.

The arguments used to justify assisted suicide is that the person is either dying of a terminal illness and doesn’t want to suffer anymore or that someone’s disability is so severe that they don’t want to continue to live with it.  I understand and have compassion with these people because I live everyday with severe pain and sometimes pray that God would take me now, but I would not even consider doing anything to take my own life because I know it is murder and against the Word of God.  Instead of ending my life, I continue to write, work and provide for my wife and find things in life to be grateful for.

My dad is 91 and is in extreme pain.  His lower spine is virtually useless.  Without a cocktail of strong pains meds, he is unable to stand, get out of bed or his chair and cannot make it to the bathroom.  The damage to his spine has left him unable to control his bowels.  I hate to see him suffer, but I would not condone him to take his own life because it is wrong.

Now realize that BBC Three television in the United Kingdom has announced a new comedy sitcom called Way To Go.  It features three men who end up setting up an assisted suicide business.  Here is a description of the program:

“The comedy is based around brothers Scott (Harrison) and Joey (Heathcote) and their friend Cozzo (Wootton). After Scott is moved by a terminally ill neighbour’s request to die – and at the same time faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life or death need for cash to pay off his brother Joey’s gambling debts – he and his best mate Cozzo stumble towards what they think is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. A deeply illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet.”

Treating a subject like assisted suicide as a comedy is in extremely poor taste and demonstrates just how low British society has fallen.  But you know what?  Their comedy will likely air here in the US and help callous Americans to the subject of assisted suicide.

When you read Obamacare, it actually sets the stage for assisted suicide nationwide.  A panel of unelected individuals will decide on who gets what treatment for different illnesses and medical conditions.  The way the law is worded, doctors could determine to refuse to treat people with terminal conditions or to over treat them in a way to expedite their death.  Obamacare views these methods as cost saving in the long run.

It would not surprise me to see assisted suicide become legal nationwide before the end of Obama’s second term and this British sitcom, Way To Go, will be used to desensitize Americans to the idea.