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Director of Outreach, Culture of Life Studies Program
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (email@example.com)
CULTURE OF LIFE STUDIES PROGRAM
Another big thing is euthanasia or mercy killing—killing someone if he is dying. To me it is not that bad if someone is old and suffering and he wants to die and you take him off life support. I don’t see that as bad. What is bad is when he doesn’t want to die and you do it anyway.
- Since 2015, the CLSP has released a full line of pro-life educational materials for students in preschool through 12th grade.
- Over 175 schools across the US and Canada teach CLSP lessons, including the entire Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, where the program received its first diocesan-wide endorsement.
- CLSP materials were granted an imprimatur and nihil obstat by the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, bishop of the Diocese of Arlington.
- In 2017, the Culture of Life Studies Program shared its Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? video and discussion guide with 14,000 pilgrims (mostly young people) travelling to the March for Life. Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? has also aired repeatedly on EWTN, sharing the truth about Planned Parenthood with an even wider audience.
Please e-mail me at MFlores@CultureOfLifeStudies.com or call my direct line at 540-907-9648 to learn how you can support this crucial life-affirming educational program. And watch the next HALO newsletter for an article on our newly revised edition of Euthanasia: An Introduction! We have expanded this lesson to include three classes, which examine the complex topic of euthanasia by peeling back the layers of rhetoric to show students what is really at the heart of end-of-life issues. Using Church documents, this supplement provides students with a basic understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on euthanasia and gives students the tools they need for defending those teachings against cultural attitudes and pro-euthanasia arguments.
A majority of Americans are more attracted by the idea of government funded healthcare than they are to job creation, local liberties, and the traditional American commitment to voluntary action. This is troubling, not because affordable healthcare is not important, but because societies that seek to provide it for free through government programs undermine crucial religious values. Government programs like healthcare crowd out more local, subsidiary institutions and associations (charity hospitals, for example—a high percentage of which were once run by Catholic organizations). They make us look to the government instead of to one another in our local institutions for help in time of need. They also bankrupt the nation, and in the process devalue human life. Whether in Great Britain, the Netherlands, or Canada, government-run health services have brought the rationing of care, followed by grisly death panels that decide who should be given treatment and who should be allowed to die, and, all too soon, euthanasia. (“No Blue Wave, Yet Troubles Are Ahead,” Crisis Magazine, November 7, 2018.)
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