Friday, June 10, 2005

Mohler and McHugh Refelect on the Death of Terri Schiavo

Dr. Mohler's most recent commentary reflects on the death of Terri Schiavo and the culture of death in the U.S. In the commentary, Mohler discusses the the recent article bu Paul McHugh, Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, Annihilating Terri Schiavo.

While I recommend the whole article, McHugh's conclusions were:

In Terri Schiavo’s case, [the culture of death] is what won out over the hospice’s culture of life, overwhelming by legal means, and by the force of advanced social opinion, the moral and medical command to choose life, to comfort the afflicted, and to teach others how to do the same. The more this culture continues to influence our thinking, the deeper are likely to become the divisions within our society and within our families, the more hardened our hatreds, and the more manifold our fears. More of us will die prematurely; some of us will even be persuaded that we want to.

Not happy conclusions, but sadly realistic.


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