COMMENTARY: Why I'm against assisted suicide

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 05:50 PM.

About a month before my wife died, our doctor called me off into a corner and said, "Glenn, there comes a time. She has struggled with this for so long. We have done all we can do. 

My response was, "I want you to help her live." "Okay, we will do all we can, " he assured. They did try and she lived about another month. I will always be glad for that one more month as we talked about things I would otherwise have missed.  

The end of life is a tough conversation for anybody facing it regardless of which side of the bed you are sitting.

 The bible says there is a time to die. Having someone we love voluntarily make that decision about ending his or her life just doesn't seem like that is what the bible is talking about. However, keep in mind that God is bigger, more loving and far more forgiving than we are.

Glenn Mollette is the author of Silent Struggler: A Caregiver's Personal Story and nine other books. Email him or like his Facebook page for more information.

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