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The prospects are unpleasant, Captain. You face a lingering painful death marked by increasing periods of dementia and eventual insanity ... There is only one humane course of action: euthanasia. Star Trek: Voyager s3e15: Coda, Doctor
He [Hitler] also sanctioned a secret euthanasia programme. The Last Nazis II, PBS 2009
Are you really willing to trust the government workers to end someone’s life? What is the government good at? Penn & Teller, Bullshit! 4e3: The Death Penalty, Showtime 2006
I am talking about assisted dying which is currently not legal in this country ... Is it possible for someone like me or like you to arrange for themselves the death that they want? Terry Pratchett, Choosing to Die, BBC 2011
I know that time will come when words fail me. ibid.
How do you guarantee sincere consent? And what happens to those left behind? ibid.
If someone decides they want to go, then they should be allowed to go peacefully. ibid.
What do you do about someone who is hell-bent to die even when they appear to be fit and well? ibid.
I would like to die out in the sunshine. ibid.
We had a lady who visited us a week ago here and was speaking to one of the [inaudible] and was a member of a prominent church – a pastor’s wife – and she said I think that the poor should be made to control how many children they bring into the Earth – you remember? Some leading scientists say we have to have euthanasia. Oh no! Oh no! Who’s going to decide who and when a person’s going to die? We must never allow that because this is the kind of thing that ushers in the terror of a Hitler’s Germany. Reverend Jim Jones, The People’s Temple, cited Stanley Nelson, Jim Jones: The Life and Death of the People’s Temple
A quick nostalgic tribute to Euthanasia [sings on stage before old people to Greensleeves]: I’ll see you again, when the plumber rods the drain, and I chop you into bits, and I keep the tits. Your heart was broken too, and your head was down the loo, but your teeth were in a glass beside your ass. Rab C Nesbitt: New, BBC 1998
A matter of life and death: should assisted dying be made legal? Tonight: Assisted Dying: For & Against, ITV 2014
70% of Britons said they did support a change in the law under the new rules. ibid.
77% of doctors who responded said that the College should oppose a change in the law. ibid.
Yes, we need euthanasia, for certain cases where people are in comas or too immobile to even press a button. Jack Kevorkian
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience. Jack Kevorkian
The fundamental question about euthanasia: Whether it is a libertarian movement for human freedom and the right of choice, or an aggressive drive to exterminate the weak, the old, and the different, this question can now be answered. It is both. Richard Fenigsen, Dutch cardiologist
Chemists like Becker had used gas to implement the T4 euthanasia programme in Germany. They developed a mobilised version of this technique to be used on the Eastern front ... by diverting the engine exhaust into the passenger compartment. Last Days of the Nazis IV: The Executioners, Sky 2015
Franz Stangl: ran security for the T4 euthanasia programme before being assigned to extermination camps in Poland. ibid.
‘Death often occurs within thirty minutes. In rare cases, it make take 24 hours or longer.’ Louis Theroux’s Altered States II: Choosing Death, reading instructions, BBC 2018
Seven states now offer the terminally ill the option of ending their lives with a prescribed cocktail of medication. There are also groups looking to push further. But the practice still has many opponents. ibid.
California’s End of Lie Options Acts allows physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to anyone with six months or less to live, of sound mind. ibid.
In Germany they unfolded an unprecedented internal war in which more and more doctors became executioners. It began with sterilisation and abortion and ended with murder. They called it, The Destruction of All Who are Unworthy of Life. So-called Euthanasia. Murder a hundred-thousand fold. Medicine in step with the dictatorship. Now white coats were a uniform too. No longer was the oath to Hippocrates, but to the absolute ruler. Hitler’s Henchmen II: Mengele, 1997
Bernburg was one of six euthanasia centres in Germany and Austria. Approximately 14,000 individuals, regarded by the Nazis as ‘not worthy of life’, were murdered here. Storyville: Final Account, Primo Levi, Auschwitz survivor, BBC 2022