Without Mercy: An Introduction to Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Other Threats to the Medically Vulnerable
A new and completely revised and updated look at euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other threats to human beings. We created this lesson with the help of euthanasia experts:
Dr. Paul A. Byrne, neonatologist, clinical professor of pediatrics, and past president of the Catholic Medical Association
William Beckman, retired executive director of the Illinois Right to Life Committee in Chicago
Julie Grimstad, president of the Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization and executive director of Life Is Worth Living, Inc.
Bobby Schindler, president of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
Jo Tolck, vice president of the Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization
“Your Euthanasia: An Introduction was excellent! I can’t express to you enough how much this is needed throughout our entire education system.” – Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
Without Mercy: An Introduction to Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Other Threats to the Medically Vulnerable examines the complex topics of euthanasia and assisted suicide and teaches students the reality behind what the culture of death advocates regarding end-of-life issues. Using Church documents, the Catechism, and the help of subject-matter experts, this four-class supplement provides students with a basic understanding of the Catholic Church’s teachings on euthanasia and gives students the tools they need to defend those teachings against current cultural attitudes and pro-euthanasia arguments. Through discussion questions, case studies, real-life scenarios, essay questions, and small-group work, students will gain an understanding of euthanasia and assisted suicide and will learn how to articulate their beliefs so that they can stand up for those who are vulnerable or nearing the end of their lives. They will learn the true meaning of terms such as “quality of life,” “death with dignity,” and “brain death” so they will be well equipped to combat pro-death arguments. In addition, they will learn the redemptive value of suffering and why we should use our suffering to unite with Christ on the cross. Without Mercy concludes with a case-study discussion that examines the sufferings of Brittany Maynard, Lauren Hill, Martin Pistorius, and Terri Schiavo.
Each study comes with an Instructional Guide and a CD-ROM, which contains student handouts and the assignments needed to complete the supplement. Any extra resources, websites, and online content can be found here on this resource page.
“Your Euthanasia: An Introduction was excellent! I can’t express to you enough how much this is needed throughout our entire education system. As you indicated, so much of what the other side is teaching/promoting is taking hold and impacting our nation (really worldwide) in a profoundly destructive way.”– Bobby Schindler | President, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
“This Euthanasia lesson is very well organized and presented. Providing foundational Church documents (i.e., Evangelium Vitae and the Catechism) is a great way to start and equips students with the clearly stated position of the Church. The discussion questions are rigorous, right on point, and challenge the students to understand that deciding when the life of a human [being] begins and ends is God’s purview, not man’s. Well done!”– Tim Hamer | Former Principal, Saint Michael the Archangel High School, Fredericksburg, VA
“Your lesson on euthanasia is very well done! It presents the topic in a clear, comprehensible, and organized manner, one which illuminates the fallacies present in the pagan voice of our society. This study will fill a critical role in helping the future leadership generations understand the importance of valuing life at all points of its continuum.” – James Hentges | Chair, Pro-Life Healthcare Alliance
“Having had the opportunity to review the Culture of Life Studies Program, I encourage everyone who is involved in teaching and shaping our youth – our future! – to avail themselves of this valuable tool. The program is engaging, thought provoking, and equips both teachers and students with the resources needed to defend and debate this important life issue. Thank you for once again stepping up to defend life.” – Jo Tolck | Vice President, Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization
Conversation Starter: Physician-Assisted Suicide
While you are waiting for Without Mercy, this mini-lesson, perfect for grades 7 and up, will help you start and continue a conversation about physician-assisted suicide. Today’s teens need to understand and articulate the message that all forms of euthanasia are gravely immoral. But let’s face it, those conversations can be difficult to start and even harder to continue, especially when you have to rely on Google to provide answers to questions you may not be able to answer yourself. So we’ve made it easy for you! We worked with the experts to equip you and your teens with thought-provoking conversation as you address and answer these complex questions.
Reserve your copy of Without Mercy today!
Available Fall 2019!
If you want to prepare your students to counter the next big threat to human dignity, this is a must-have resource for homes and schools. With the culture of death making every attempt to normalize suicide and euthanasia, we must fight back by arming our students and young adults with the truth.