Quotes about Euthanasia

I never want to wonder whether the physician coming into my hospital room is wearing the white coat of the healer or the black hood of the executioner. Alexander Capron (American lawyer. Source: Daily Telegraph 8/10/04)

The truth is that we all have a right to die with dignity, which means being given good palliative care and pain relief. What the supporters of euthanasia are really arguing for is not the right to die with dignity, but the right to be killed. They are demanding of doctors that they become killers. Archbishop Peter Smith (Daily Telegraph: 19/12/2004)

Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person. Pope John Paul II: Evangelium Vitae, 1995

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless. Pearl S Buck

This life in us. . . however low it flickers or fiercely burns, is still a divine flame which no man dare presume to put out, be his motives never so humane and enlightened. To suppose otherwise is to countenance a death-wish. Either life is always and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable that it should be in some cases the one, and in some the other. Malcolm Muggeridge