That’s the title of a recent post by Wesley Smith.http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/04/04/murder-not-the-answer-to-alzheimers/
Smith was commenting on a good article by David Brooks who discussed a recent murder-suicide. Charles Snelling, who in December had published a moving article about caring for his wife who had Alzheimer’s, murdered his wife and then committed suicide. It is difficult to comment on such a tragedy. By all accounts, Mr. Snelling was devoted to his wife of 61 years and we don’t know all the circumstances that led to these acts.
It is still necessary though to make the basic moral point that murder is not the solution to a serious illness or disability. As Brooks noted, “Our job is not to determine who is worthy of life, but how to make the most of the life we have been given.”