ultimate indignity

To keep someone alive against their wishes is the ultimate indignity

Stephen Hawking / Washington Post

 

 

who owns my life?

If I cannot give consent to my own death, whose body is this? Who owns my life?

Sue Rodrigues / New York Times

 

 

there is a difference

“For people to argue against this choice for sick people really seems evil to me. They try to mix it up with suicide and that’s really unfair, because there’s not a single part of me that wants to die. But I am dying.”

Brittany Maynard / Time Magazine

 

 

self-determination

It is often said that this is an immensely complex moral, ethical and legal issue. But at its heart is a very simple principle – that of autonomy and the right to self-determination 

Gavin St Pier, Guernsey Chief Minister / The Guardian

 

 

knowledge is comfort

For those suffering unbearably and coming to the end of their lives, merely knowing that an assisted death is open to them can provide immeasurable comfort

Archbishop Desmond Tutu / The Guardian

 

 

progress

Progress and compassion. And what a beautiful place too.

Ricky Gervais / Twitter