Quote of the Week

“The coming together of two laudable movements — death with dignity and cost containment — concerns me.  You start with those in a permanent vegetative state.  Then you move to the mentally retarded, the permanently senile, seriously ill, defective newborns and the physically handicapped.  Patients have a right to die, but do they have a duty to die?  – Dr. Mark Stiegler, Director, Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago