Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
Society's prohibition of intentional killing ...is the cornerstone of law and social relationships. It protects each of us impartially, embodying the belief that all are equal.
Human life has dignity at every age; the taking of innocent human life is always wrong. I believe our nation at every level of government must reject any scheme to permit or promote assisted suicide and euthanasia. We must encourage new efforts to assist patients approaching the end of life to cope with their pain through medical, psychological, and social means.
The very word euthanasia is never used because of the madman Hitler.
The success or failure of the euthanasia movement is based on the classification of feeding tubes as a medical treatment
Euthanasia, of course, is the next round of that discussion, ... It's a lot more difficult because with euthanasia, the life wants to be taken. So you can't say, 'Poor fetus, nobody asked the fetus.' It's, 'Poor old guy, somebody asked him and he said, please do it.
This life in us; however low it flickers or fiercely burns, is still a divine flame which no man dare presume to put out, be his motives never so humane and enlightened; To suppose otherwise is to countenance a death-wish; Either life is always and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable that it should be in some cases the one, and in some the other
Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless
Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person
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