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Cult Of Death Sweeps New England

Archbishop Charles Chaput
Vermont Governor Phil Scott on Monday signed into law an expansive abortion rights bill that signals that the State of Vermont is firmly on the side of infanticide by affirming that the right to kill one’s child is a “fundamental right” of the mother.

Meanwhile, a short hop through New Hampshire to Maine, the state legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday when Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill allowing doctors to prescribe terminally ill people a fatal dose of medication. The bill declares that obtaining or administering life-ending medication is not suicide under state law, thereby legalizing the practice often called medically assisted suicide.

Under the Vermont law, the State is now required to recognize the “fundamental right of every individual to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization” as well as the “fundamental right of every individual who becomes pregnant to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion.”

The bill states that, upon its passage, Vermont’s government would not be able to "deny or interfere with an individual’s fundamental rights to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization or to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to obtain an abortion."

“No State or local law enforcement shall prosecute any individual for inducing, performing, or attempting to induce or perform the individual’s own abortion,” the Vermont legislation adds.

In his June 10 column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia slammed Catholics, such as former Vice President Joe Biden, for kowtowing to party politics rather than defending his religious beliefs.

“The unborn child means exactly zero in the calculus of power for Democratic Party leaders, and the right to an abortion, once described as a tragic necessity, is now a perverse kind of ‘sacrament most holy,’” Chaput said. “It will have a candidate’s allegiance and full-throated reverence...or else.”

In his column, Chaput also referenced a talk he gave at Notre Dame in October 2016, just prior to a presidential election that “seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House.” In that talk, Chaput noted that the “price” of entry into elite political classes for Catholics has, in many cases, “been the transfer of our real loyalties and convictions from the old Church of our baptism to the new ‘Church’ of our ambitions and appetites.”

Archbishop Chaput pointed to examples such as Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Kennedy, Joe Biden, and Tim Kaine, Chaput noted that those people “are not anomalies. They’re part of a very large crowd that cuts across all professions and both major political parties.”

In legalizing assisted suicide, according to the Washington Post, Maine joins seven other states and Washington, D.C., that have similar laws, according to the Death With Dignity National Center and the Death With Dignity Political Fund. The states are: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and New Jersey, whose governor signed the legislation earlier this year.

Maine's Democratic-controlled House OK'd the bill June 3 with a 73 to 72 vote; the Senate, which also has a Democratic majority, approved it June 4 by 19 to 16. The proposal had failed once in a statewide vote and at least seven previous times in the Legislature. The current bill passed by just one vote in the House, and a slim margin in the Senate.

Before the Maine state Senate vote Republican Sen. Scott Cyrway argued doctors can make mistakes about a diagnosis, noting many of his relatives have lived years longer than expected after being told they had just months to live.

"There's several instances like that where hope is everything," he said. "If we go and take this hope away, that's what we're doing when we push this button."

In a 2011 statement titled "To Live Each Day with Dignity," the U.S. Catholic bishops wrote: "To live in a manner worthy of our human dignity, and to spend our final days on this earth in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones -- that is the hope of each of us. In particular, Christian hope sees these final days as a time to prepare for our eternal destiny.'"

Oregon was the first state to legalize assisted suicide, in 1997, and it took over a decade for the next state, Washington, to follow suit. While still controversial, assisted suicide legislation is being strongly promoted in the United States, and according to The Washington Post, this year at least 18 states considered such measures.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to battle this growing cult of death and in particular to stand against the assisted suicide and radical “abortion to the moment of birth” proposals now being brought before state legislatures across the country.

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"The Party of Death" by Ramesh Ponnuru

I suggest reading the subject book to learn about the demise of our Republic. Also watch the You Tube "Innocents Betrayed" to see what the demoncrat socialist party has in store for those who do not comply with their agenda.

Death cult

Why are we still having the discussion of when a pregnancy becomes human enough to be called a human? This argument seems to be the defining voice for calling abortion murder. Murder is illegal in the civilized world and why abortion is not subjected to this law is beyond me. Assisted suicide is another matter all together, but if it becomes too run of the norm, it will make it easy for mass murderers to cover their tracks.