No matter what advocates claim, in the end, assisted suicide will eventually lead to the most vulnerable among us being pressured to die.
Graham Morant, a 68-year-old man from Australia, was recently convicted by a Queensland court and sentenced to ten years in prison. His crime was counseling his wife to commit suicide.
Morant is believed to be the first person in Australia to ever be convicted for doing this. Which means that Morant’s other “offense” was that he was guilty of being Australian instead of Belgian or Dutch.
Here’s the story: In 2014, 56-year-old Jennifer Morant was found dead in her car alongside a gas generator. A note found nearby read “Please don’t resuscitate me.” Jennifer Morant had suffered from chronic back pain, depression, and anxiety. Her husband claimed she had twice attempted suicide before the attempt that was, tragically, successful.
The police were suspicious of her husband’s story from the start, and the more they learned of the back story, the more it began to unravel. Mrs. Morant, it turned out, was “fearful for her life,” and her husband had encouraged her to kill herself.
Why? For the money. According to her sister, Jennifer Morant had, at her husband’s behest, taken out life insurance policies that totaled $1 million. He also told her that with the money he could build a commune where he and other people could wait out the rapture.
Most damning of all was that Morant admitted to helping his wife purchase at a hardware store what she needed to commit suicide.
In early October, Morant was found guilty of both assisting his wife to commit suicide and counseling her to do so. According to the judge, Morant “took advantage of her vulnerability as a sick and depressed woman.”
This case has drawn world-wide coverage, even in Saudi Arabia. And rightfully so: Morant’s actions were despicable.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera