There is plenty of good stuff being written about Terri Schiavo (Hugh Hewitt offers a summary of good coverage and you can check out Evangelical Outpost for some interesting discussion) so I haven’t weighed in. That said, let’s make one thing clear: this is not a "right to die" case, as CNN erroneously labels it – it is a right to kill case. The question we are facing here is not whether it is OK for some people to end their own lives, but whether it is OK for people in power to end it for them.

It seems the answer of our cultural power brokers is "yes", and the standard for being on the "Your life is of such low quality that it is OK for us to end it for you" list is getting lower. Yesterday it was reported that a late term abortion was performed in Britain because the baby had a cleft lip and palate.

This, of course, is to be expected in a culture that judges life based on external, arbitrary quality rather than inherent, God given sanctity, but that makes it no less scary. After all, who’s next?

Don Johnson Evangelistic Ministries