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
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