Euthanasia: Is Merciful Release Wrong? January 15, 1950
“To take any innocent person’s life, even to the shortening of that life by a fraction of a second, is against the moral law as had been held by the vast majority of mankind from the very beginning of the history of the human race and is also against the positive divine law as is summarized in the Ten Commandments.
“Suffering has a value for the life eternal and the patient bearing of suffering makes the sufferer like Christ. If we adopt the principle that destruction of the chronic sick and the unfit is the best solution of the social problem they occasion, then we are on the road to the dictatorship under the aegis of a so-called democracy.”