Archbishop Chaput’s column: Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton — and ColumbineAugust 6, 2019
Social “Science” at the JPII Institute, by Robert RoyalAugust 6, 2019
By Nancy Flory, an associate editor, The Stream, August 6, 2019
“Pro-life is so much larger than being ‘anti-abortion.’ To be pro-life is to be concerned with every human life from the point of conception to the point of natural death and every state and stage in between — whether it be the homeless, the single mother, the insane. That is the tall calling of being pro-life.”
This is the message that Canadian Mark Pickup has been sharing for years. Mark told The Stream that he was a pro-life activist even before his multiple sclerosis diagnosis in the 1980s. At first, it was about abortion. After his diagnosis, he began speaking on the dangers of assisted suicide. But he doesn’t call it that.
“Now, as you know, in 2016, Canada did legalize what they called ‘medical assistance in dying,’ which is a euphemism for euthanasia. We’re not giving assisted suicide up here. We have had 4,000 deaths — only 5 have been assisted suicides. The rest are lethal injections. We don’t have assisted suicide, we have euthanasia by lethal injection up here.” ….