A person in pain constitutes a medical crisis not a reason for euthanasia.
Euthanasia must be distinguished from the withholding or withdrawing of medically futile or burdensome treatment.
Euthanasia must be distinguished from the administration of pain relief that may have the foreseen but unintended effect of shortening a person’s life.
One in 20 medical diagnoses are wrong.
Euthanasia will ultimately decrease the choices people have for treatment at the end of life because it will blunt clinical practice.
Euthanasia will inevitably be practised through the various prisms of social inequality and bias that characterise the delivery of social and health services in our country.
How people die remains in the memory of those who live on. - Dame Cecily Saunders
Euthanasia: The right to die will all too quickly become a duty to die.