Without rerouting, no end to death culture in sight

Without rerouting, no end to death culture in sight

Without rerouting, no end to death culture in sight

A longtime pro-life leader says there are ways to correct the life issue, but society and the practice of medicine need to change.

Last month, Colorado Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani published a paper suggesting that doctor-assisted suicide should be offered to people dealing with anorexia. And according to LifeNews.com, her advocacy is not theoretical. She has had a hand in the deaths of at least two 36-year-old women.

Leslie Hanks of Colorado Right to Life laments how low the country has gone on the life issue.

"It's so tragic, because America really used to be, I think in the world, one of the countries that held that life was sacred and that it was a gift from God," she remembers. "If we don't return to that, I just don't see where this will end."

Assisted suicide laws were created as an option for the terminally ill, but Hanks says that is no longer the case. She calls on the medical profession to rethink its position on the issue.

"We absolutely have to return to the Hippocratic Oath that the doctors used to take," the pro-lifer submits. "It's been so watered down, or they don't even take it anymore. They used to say … they would do no harm, and now medicine has been so thoroughly corrupted, if we don't return to the Hippocratic Oath and organizations that uphold that, I think we're just going to see more and more of what we're suffering through right now."

However, Hanks would not be surprised if human life is further devalued.