We have read through the comments below and are in full agreement with Mr. Pidde and others concerning our God -given responsibility to support life. Why, on one hand is someone sentenced to life in prison for murdering another, and on the other hand forced to take a life either by assisted suicide or by abortion. A doctor spends years of intense studies to achieve the position to be able to provide medical care that everyone needs at some point in life. He does not spend all that time studying just to find out that it's now his “responsibility" to help murder some one. No one needs this kind of pressure put on them. After all, he takes an oath to care for the well-being of his patients and provide the help needed for life, not an oath to take that life. We need so many more medical professionals to help with all healthcare needs, and this does not give the support and encouragement that they need to stay the course. It is understandable that they would not want to practice here if this is what they must deal with. On another note, we as a society are missing a very important point. Because we are made in God’s image, our responsibility is to have compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters. When a person is hurting or in the final stages of his life, whether old or young, there is a Godly principle we need to exercise by showing compassion, giving support, comfort, care, and encouragement as shown in Galatians 5:22-23. As we give this kind of support to another person, not only can we learn these principles on a personal basis but we also allow a person to die with dignity and honor. This also helps each one of us become selfless individuals. Keeping in mind, we will all be there one day (death). In God’s sight, taking another person’s life is a grave sin. Each of us must one day stand before Jesus Christ and render an account for our behavior.