Thanks to two new ‘advances’ in the practise of euthanasia, the procedure is easier than ever.
A “death pod” has been created by Australian scientist and euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke which will let users die “peacefully and reliably” with the press of a button which allows the occupant to commit suicide in minutes. Liquid nitrogen pours into the pod slowly replacing the oxygen. The death pod is known as Sarco since it can also be used as the sarcophagus or coffin of the deceased. Nitschke built the Sarco in the Netherlands with the help of an engineer Alexander Bannink.
It was on display at a Canadian euthanasia conference on October 28th last year.
The recipient has to answer appropriate questions to determine their mental state before they receive an access code. Anyone who can pass the entry test can enter the machine and legally end their life," Nitshke confirmed.
And if anyone is concerned about where to put the bodies after death, a company called Recompose has developed a system for composting human remains. "The recomposition process involves placing unembalmed human remains wrapped in a shroud in a 5-foot-by-10-foot cylinder on a layer of material such as wood chips, alfalfa and straw, Air is then periodically introduced into the tube, providing oxygen to accelerate microbial activity. Within approximately one month, the remains are reduced to a cubic yard of compost, about two large wheelbarrows full."
State senator Jamie Pederson has introduced a bill in Washington state that would employ this process to “expand the options for disposing of human remains.” The Staff Summary of the Washington bill describes recomposition as a “process … similar to that used for animals. This process is safe and effective for human disposition. It is natural, gentle, and sustainable, reducing carbon emissions. It uses only one-eighth of the energy needed for cremation. This natural process gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die.”
Recompose continues: “Our modular system uses nature's principles to return our bodies to the earth, (releasing) carbon and improving soil health. In fact, we've calculated carbon savings over a metric ton per person.” The resulting "compost" can be used to spread on garden beds as mulch or to fertilize a particular plant or flower and vegetable gardens. Similar to a standard funeral, family and friends of the deceased are invited to attend the "unveiling process" presumably to see if the body has properly decomposed. See that beautiful rose bush in the corner? Those gorgeous blooms are courtesy of grandpa, who is now as useful in death as he ever was in life.
Pro-Life advocate, Camille Pauley, who lives in Washington, had this to say about her State’s desire to promote this new idea:
It’s certainly no coincidence that this degrading novelty will be tried first in Washington state. Washington ranks number one as the most pro-abortion state in the country, and it’s one of a small handful of jurisdictions that have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Through its laws, Washington state teaches that the human body has no intrinsic dignity even when alive. Thus it isn’t terribly surprising that Washington law now regards the deceased human body as having little more value than cow dung. The urgent task before us is to teach every man, woman, and child that they are infinitely more valuable than that — before and after death.
Certainly, reducing the deceased human body to something akin to cow fertilizer both degrades the purpose of the body in life, and discourages our hope for resurrection after death.