Euthanasia- who said what?

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In the Netherlands, euthanasia exists to respect personal autonomy and give mercy, not slaughter like in Nazi Germany
Helga Kuhse
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"We were also concerned... the elderly, lonely, sick or distressed- would feel pressure, whether real or imagined, to request early death"
House of Lords Select Committee report on Medical Ethics 1994
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Euthanasia takes a basic good- life. Even for those in a coma, one can't cease to be a person and yet be bodily alive
Germain Grisez
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"The role of the doctor is to sustain life and abstain from doing harm"
Hippocratic oath
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Euthanasia is contrary to the preservation of life and protection of innocents, though removing unnatural and extraordinary means is acceptable
Natural Law
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"Every hospice and hospital knows of people who develop a paranoid fear that the nurses, doctors and medicines are to kill them... how difficult it would be to reassure such patients if we did actually kill some people deliberately!"
Anthony Smith
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"Dying is not a crime"
Jack Kevorkian
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“Think of all those ages through which men have had the courage to die, and then remember that we have actually fallen to talking about having the courage to live.”
G.K. Chesterton
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"Life is just the misery left between abortion and euthanasia"
Sebastian Horsley
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'The fundamental question about euthanasia: Whether it is a libertarian movement for human freedom and the right of choice, or an aggressive drive to exterminate the weak, the old, and the different, this question can now be answered. It is both."
Richard Fenigsen
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"The right to die can easily become the duty to die"
Peter Saunders
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"We take part in all of life, including dying, but we are not masters of it."
Peter Ravenscroft
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"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
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"You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life..."
Same Cicely Saunders
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"From the Soviet gulag to the Nazi concentration camps and the killing fields of Cambodia, history teaches that granting the state legal authority to kill innocent individuals has dreadful consequences."
Pete Du Pont
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House of Lords Select Committee report on Medical Ethics 1994

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"We were also concerned... the elderly, lonely, sick or distressed- would feel pressure, whether real or imagined, to request early death"

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Germain Grisez

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Hippocratic oath

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Natural Law

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