Respecting Life

I propose that there are valid questions that can be asked related to a respect and reverence for life. In a respect for life I ask, “Why should respect be given to the life of those extreme evil doers who have no respect for any other person’s life?” In a respect for life is there a place for euthanasia? Do the terminally ill have a right to die? Do those who are in chronic pain (physically and/or mentally) have a right to die? Where and how does abortion play out in a respect for life? In a respect for life where does quality of life come into the equation? In 2002, Belgium legalized an adult’s right to die, and in 2014 it legalized a child’s right to die. In a reverence for life do we have a “right to die?” In a respect for life do we have a right to commit suicide? These questions have profound and complicated ethical, moral, spiritual components that all of us should deeply ponder.

every life is worth living