Irrevocable Choice

Irrevocable Choice is a blog about life issues. Those in favor of legalized abortion often use the word "choice." Once completed, the "choice" to destroy a human life either via abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is IRREVOCABLE. It is PERMANENT. It can NEVER be undone. The innocent life can NEVER be restored.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Judge Greer Article

Thanks to Pro-Life Blogs I found a link to an interesting article about Judge Greer. Judge Greer is the judge who recently ruled that after Terri Schiavo's court-imposed starvation and dehydration procedure (her death sentence) begins, her family is **DENIED** the ability to MERCIFULLY administer food orally.

The article, in my opinion, paints Judge Greer's critics as hysterical and illogical.

According to the article, Judge Greer laments the fact that he cannot defend himself to his critics due to judicial rules barring same. Well, it's also convenient that he is barred from defending his rulings. How could one defend the indefensible?

The article claims he is a conservative Republican. Looking at the RNC Party Platform, particularly the section marked 'Promoting a Culture of Life,' I hardly think Judge Greer, who has ruled that a women may be killed because of a CLAIM, LACKING IN ANY WRITTEN PROOF, possibly qualifies as a "conservative Republican." One also needs to particularly look at the final paragraph in that statement about euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The article mentions that he is a "church regular." So what? There are a lot of Catholics who go to church on Sunday and are pro-abortion. Some are oblivious to #2270-5 (especially #2272) in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Some are oblivious to the very existence of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Others are well aware and openly choose to ignore God's Law. (Oh they couch it in "I'm personally opposed to abortion but just don't want to impose my views on others." Well, that attitude imposes one's view on the innocent child who is violently slaughtered. That view allows for the possibility of an innocent child to die in an abortuary. It is pro-abortion. But back to Terri, a grown-up whose life is being aborted thanks to Judge Greer's court rulings... ) While on the subject of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the sections covering euthanasia should be noted: #2276-9. They directly follow the sections on abortion.

In regards to forgiveness and being judgmental (mentioned in the article), let's make it clear: God will forgive anything short of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit if one is TRULY sorry for what they have done and have a firm purpose of amendment. For Catholics, there is also the requirement of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession. For other religions, one should consult respective religious authorities. But, those who truly follow Jesus Christ are called to HATE THE SIN but LOVE THE SINNER. We must criticize actions that are sinful, particularly when human life is at risk. Verbal attacks, namecalling, anything illegal, etc., against Judge Greer are WRONG. Criticism (in strong terms) and questioning (also in strong terms) of his horrendous rulings related to Terri Schiavo are perfectly correct. Some question the legality of the rulings. I fully support a THOROUGH INVESTIGATION into the legality of EVERY ruling. And, *IF* Judge Greer has broken the law with any of his rulings, then calls for his impeachment are perfectly correct in my opinion. Such an action is no different than calling for a fine for someone caught speeding. Judge Greer holds the life of Terri Schiavo in his hands. He has ruled that she may be starved and dehydrated because of an ALLEGED STATEMENT that Terri's husband (a man who has since had two children by another woman WHILE STILL MARRIED TO TERRI) CLAIMS she made. Again, there is no written proof. No directive by Terri. Just a claim by a man who is married to Terri but has had children by another woman while still married. This claim is enough for a ruling to allow Terri to be starved and dehydrated.

Talk about forgiveness and being judgmental is NOT a pass to just do whatever you want (regardless of whether or not it follows God's Laws) and not have your actions be subject to criticism by others. Afterall, if we applied this view of forgiveness to everyone equally, nobody would be allowed to judge murderers, rapists, thieves, vandals, etc. We would have complete anarchy. And clearly, there would be many unemployed judges.

Our morally relativistic society rationalizes every evil. Before Jesus Christ died on the Cross, no matter how repentant the sinner, NOBODY had the ability to enter Heaven upon their death. Jesus went through a horrible, brutal, violent time of humiliation, torture, and finally Crucifixion, for the OPPORTUNITY for each of us to enter Heaven. It was NOT a guarantee. It was NOT a case where everyone is saved de to Jesus' horrible suffering. See John, Chapter 14, verses 15 and 21; Chapter 15, verse 22. See Luke, Chapter 17, verses 3-4. Most importantly, see Luke Chapter 13, verses 23-27.

I pray for Judge Greer. I pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten him before it is too late for Terri and before he has any similar case in his court. I pray that this will happen through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, the Most Holy Ever Virgin Mary Imacculate, Mother of God, and her Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.