"Life is not a quality; death is not a right, and it is not realistic to expect that euthanasia will remain voluntary. Euthanasia doctors will kill you with your consent if they can get it; and without your consent if they cannot. Euthanasia is not a right. It is the abolition of all rights."
Dutch doctor I. van der Sluis. Suicide on Prescription. Sunday Observer, London, England, April 30, 1989
Many of the members of the pro-euthanasia movement are veterans of the pro-abortion movement. Therefore, they are very experienced in the use of the standard anti-life strategies and tactics, including propaganda and media manipulation. The pro-euthanasiasts know what works to advance their cause.
Pro-abortionists in the mid-1960s discovered that slogans were their most powerful weapons during the fight for prenatal genocide. A catchy slogan allows a person to buy into an entire philosophy without first having to think about it in detail. The pro-death people have now slightly altered their 'sound bites' to accommodate their drive to kill born human beings.
The euthanasiasts talk of "victims" who are being "oppressed" by "vindictive and inhumane laws." They speak eloquently of "self-determination," the "freedom to choose," and the "right to control one's own body." And they speak of euthanasia as "an agonising decision."
Dr. Killick Millard founded the first euthanasia society in the world, the Voluntary Euthanasia Legalisation Society of London, in October of 1935. He was also the first modern-day doctor to push for involuntary euthanasia of the incurably ill. Charles E. Nixdorff, treasurer of the Society, restated Dr. Jost's "slippery slope" theory when he wrote in the January 27, 1939 New York Times that the Society's proposals were limited only to voluntary euthanasia, at first.
However, when the public mood inevitably became more "liberal" about such affairs, the Society would then move to establish the means for the widespread killing of what the Society referred to as "useless persons."
US State Representative Walter W. Sackett Jr., M.D., proposed a euthanasia bill for consideration by the 1972 session of the Florida legislature. This bill was a concrete expression of Dr. Sackett's concern that the State of Florida was spending far too much money on the ill, especially Down Syndrome children. As Dr. Sackett stated, "Five billion dollars could be saved in the next half-century if the State's mongoloids were permitted merely to succumb to pneumonia, a disease to which they are highly susceptible."
Dr. Robert H. Williams of the University of Washington Medical School says that: "Planning to prevent overpopulation of the earth must include euthanasia, either negative or positive."
And Edgar R. Chasteen, in his ominously-named book The Case for Compulsory Birth Control, stated darkly that
"Soon the world may well be engulfed by indescribable horrors as these nations of the starving are crushed under the weight of their teeming populations." Edgar R. Chasteen. The Case for Compulsory Birth Control