Euthanasia proponents frequently claim that they are motivated by love and concern for people that are suffering. Michael Schiavo echoed these sentiments while having his disabled wife Terri dehydrated to death. Now attorney Gil Athay claims that Mark Hacking rationalized shooting his pregnant wife Lori to death using similar logic.
As far as I can understand the suggested line of reasoning, Mark felt sorry for Lori because she was tormented by the realization that she was married to a rotten liar. He “loved” her so much that he wanted to end her pain, which he did by putting a bullet in her brain.
You will forgive me if I fail to comprehend how anyone could construe such a course of thought and action to represent love in any form. Selfishness and hate, yes. Love, no.
Hacking now goes to prison, hopefully for many decades, while others that employ official forms of euthanasia are unshackled from their burdens so that they can pursue their lives more freely. Ah, the foibles of a society that codifies the legal killing of the innocent.