|German monument to the euthanasia victims|
By Mark Sutherland
“Your son was released from a severe and incurable disease.”
“He died quickly and without pain. Considering his serious and incurable illness, death meant relief for him.”
“Considering her severe and incurable illness, life was agony for the deceased. You must therefore understand her death as deliverance.” 
These short sentences contrast with the enormity of the suffering of the incurably sick. They are typical of a narrative which makes it hard to understand why anyone could oppose the euthanasia bill to be tabled in the New South Wales Parliament later this year, a narrative which damns its opponents as lacking in compassion.