Sunday, April 03, 2005

The right to take a life

We are in the 21st century. The science has reached a point that in the old days it was completely impossible to achieve. The human footprints on the moon are the best example of modern scientific achievement. Can you imagine how far the moon is, how difficult it is to go there and visit the unknown, but the human being made it.

Despite all the successful achievements mankind has done, we still do some things inhumane. Killing the soul of a human being on the base of what is called mercy death, which is against all things that belongs to the humanity, is one.

All of us have seen a cute lady on her bed, her eyes smiling and saying all the beautiful words she would have said if she could. Her innocent facial expression looks like a baby who wants to talk but can't. Is it right to kill a baby who isn't able to talk, walk or eat by himself? Is it possible to kill someone by starving him or her to death?

She has a problem, which has made her handicapped. All we have to do is to help her and to treat her dignity as suppose to treat it. I know it is impossible to make her illness disappear. This is not an excuse to kill her by depriving her of food and water. This is cruel and inhumane. There is no one on our planet that has the right to take her life from her body, and say I will kill her to help her. This is ridiculous.

You go backwards when you get a common cold or mild injury. You are sick physically and psychologically, but you know they are curable. But Mrs. Schiavo knows she will not be cured any more. So she struggles with her organic disease, psychological impacts of illness and now from a new law to let her die from thirst and starvation.

Human beings are the highest creatures on earth. This grace came from our God. Our spirit is part of Gods spirit. So under which law, under which setup does someone come to you and take your life away. This is nonsense.

Dr Yousef Zaid
Ielts foundation

1 comment:

Mrs Alea said...

I think that if Terri had to be murdered in the name of euthanasia at least let it be quick. I can't comprehend how anyone in a so called hospice could be starved to death.