Gallup to death
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - By Judie Brown

The May 17 Gallup Poll on euthanasia had many surprising twists and contradicts everything the Zogby poll reported. The question dealing with Terri Schiavo and the mischaracterization of her state is but one example.

First, the polled person heard that Terri was dying and that she had no reasonable hope of recovering before the starvation began. Wrong!

Second, pollees heard that nutrition and hydration are "life support," but were not asked if they understood the difference between treatment and basic, humane comfort care such as feeding a patient.

Based on such lopsided questions, is it really shocking to learn that 85 percent of Americans say they would prefer starvation to living? If you break down the responses, even 70 percent of Christians want to be starved to death!

But even if you ignore Terri and the truth about her case, 75 percent of Americans support physician assisted suicide; Catholics, Protestants and Evangelicals are all of a mind on this crime against the dignity of the human person.

Who says the pro-life movement is winning? Propaganda is the odds on favorite so far.


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Monica | 2005-05-30 00:00:00
How true. It's so difficult even to get a pro-life letter to the editor printed. I'd tried a number of times to write in defense of Terri Schiavo, and also quite a few times to state the pro life side regarding the killing of embryos for research, but these letters were never printed, yet I've read so many letters defending Terri's husband and so many letters from people who support the killing of embryos to cure their illnesses. So many people are misinformed, we may know the truth ourselves, but finding ways to reach the general public can be problematic.
Joy | 2005-05-29 00:00:00
You are so right in your comments! I am simply amazed at the thinking (actually, lack of it) of our people. I am reminded again and again of God's words long ago, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."