Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …no such thing as a worthless life.

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at:

“I put to death and I bring to life” (Deuteronomy 32:39).

Reflection: No religion, and no pro-life group, advocates that we are obliged to take every single treatment and procedure available to keep us alive. Foregoing a worthless treatment is not, and should not be called, euthanasia or suicide. Yet while there are such things as worthless treatments, there is no such thing as a worthless life. We can and should allow the dying to die; we must never intend the death of the living. We may reject a treatment; we must never reject a life.

Prayer: Give your peace, O Lord, to all who are dying today. Amen.

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