All quotes about Euthanasia
Alexandros Velios, Francis Delpérée and Geirland van Beirlant, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Euthanasia. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 19 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 20 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Alexandros Velios is: “The right to euthanasia, the right of everyone to choose the death he wants I think is the most fundamental individual right. I think everyone has a right to experience a dignified death. Not forced to become a wired-up piece of meat, unrecognisable to their own family, in a hospital bed.”.
All quotes about Euthanasia
During the debate Parliamentarians acknowledged that there is no safe system of assisted suicide and euthanasia anywhere in the world, that changing the law would send out a negative message about those who are terminally ill, disabled or old and mi[...]
Our message speaks to the population of Amsterdam, and that's to do with the fact that Amsterdam is a metropolis with lots of young, well educated people. What we share is a very open and tolerant view of the world, socially and culturally, whether [...]
Diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, inflammatory arthritis and meningitis and severe joint disease have become chronically managed diseases of dogs in recent decades, rather than diagnoses that forced a euthanasia decision.
These are children who have experienced and suffered more than most adults. They have endured terrible and distressing treatments. They are perfectly lucid and rational. They do not particularly want to die, they just do not want to endure another t[...]
I have my euthanasia papers in my hand but I am still enjoying every little moment. When the moment comes, when I have more bad days than good days, then I have my euthanasia papers. But the time is not here yet.
One explanation is the issue of religion, as Christianity puts forward great resistance. All the authorities refuse to accept that people have the right to choose their own death.
Some people say that it is a choice between euthanasia or palliative care, but that of course is not true. It is just a final option that a minor who is terminally ill will say 'now I have too much pain, there is no way that we can relieve the pain,[...]
The judges did not hand down a death sentence; they did not introduce euthanasia. They simply agreed to the interruption of nursing. This was in line with the will Eluana had made clear before her tragic accident. Her parents wanted her will respect[...]
If you are going to debate assisted suicide or euthanasia, I think it is important for an audience to witness the entire event in its completeness and unless you do see the death and the manner in which a person dies in Switzerland with assisted sui[...]
You can imagine that some doctors won't commit euthanasia for reasons of principle. But others may change their minds at the last moment, or there will be some who don't have any experience of it. There will also be those who may fear legal conseque[...]
We think that euthanasia is a subject that patients should discuss with their own doctor, the one with whom they have already a longterm relationship and who is accompanying them in the course of their disease.
You don't know until you touch the minute that you make such a decision. Otherwise, I don't know how I personally will behave if, God forbid, but I think everybody has to choose the way they choose and that's the freedom of everybody.
We see people coming in with that clear request 'stop my life, I cannot survive anymore in this situation'. They choose nevertheless for palliative care and after a few days we see that the question to die is not posed anymore because they receive a[...]
It's a weird story of love between people, old people. And love exists, even when you are 70, you still love people and you want to help them. And it's such a human story that is universal.
There needs to be a law to cover the final part of life, to avoid the judicial vaccuum that exists at the moment, that leaves judges lacking the legal framework with which to deal with these problems.
I cannot identify what we did as an act of poisoning. It was nothing of the sort. It was an act for our patient, an act of love and compassion.