MM: What about assisted suicide?
SCHLESSINGER: That's a position on which I've changed dramatically since I've become religious. Ten years ago, if you were dying and wanted an overdose, I would have thought nothing of getting out the Kool-Aid. I was wrong. We can delude ourselves into thinking that we're doing the right thing because we call it compassion. Life is God's gift, and we don't have the right to usurp that. With all our technology, we can make a person very comfortable.
Source: AARP's Modern Maturity Magazine (Sep/Oct '99 issue)