Pope Francis speaking recently on human dignity:

Giving hope to mankind is a service the Church can offer to battle the growing trend towards accepting euthanasia, Pope Francis said on Friday. …

Francis said the process of secularization, “by rendering absolute the concepts of self-determination and autonomy,” has caused a growing demand for euthanasia in many countries “as an ideological affirmation of man’s will to power over life.”
He said this has even led to people considering the option of euthanasia as a “civilized” choice, adding this is due to life being valued only for its “efficiency and productivity,” as opposed for its inherent dignity.

“In this scenario it must be reiterated that human life, from conception to its natural end, has a dignity that makes it intangible,” Francis said.

“Pain, suffering, the meaning of life and death are realities that contemporary mentality struggles to face with a look full of hope,” the pope continued. “And yet, without a trustworthy hope to help him confront pain and death, man cannot live well and maintain a confident perspective before his future. This is one of the services that the Church is called to make to the contemporary man.” …

“Authentic pastors are those who do not abandon man to himself, nor leave him in the grip of his disorientation and his errors, but with truth and mercy bring him back to find his true face in goodness,” Francis said. …

“All these tasks are even more current when faced with the horizon, ever more fluid and changeable, which characterizes the self-understanding of the man of today and which has a significant influence on his existential and ethical choices. The man of today no longer knows who he is and, therefore, struggles to recognize how to act well,” the pope said. …

Francis has constantly spoken against legalized euthanasia, and last November said it was “always wrong” when speaking to the World Medical Association, and in 2016 said doctors should not “hide behind alleged compassion to justify killing a patient.”

Even the terminally ill, and even those suffering pain, can be cared for and have their pain treated and minimized as part of life-affirming medical care. It is simply a distortion of medicine to either hasten impending death or, worse, to bring about death for patients not actively dying, and to describe those actions as treatment.