Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"But if we are cruel in refusing to let nature free patients from the trap of technology, we are both cruel and conceptually blind when we refuse to let technology free patients from the trap of nature... When we remove machines playing these functional roles from hurting and hopeless patients, we kill those 'trapped by technology.' But this is not a bad thing. It is bad when we refuse to grant people trapped by nature the same benefit."
"Why Does Removing Machines Count as 'Passive' Euthanasia?", The Hastings Center Report, 1997
Experts MDs, JDs (Lawyers), PhDs and Religious Leaders with significant involvement in end-of-life issues. [Because end-of-life dilemmas require medical, ethical, legal, and in some case religious considerations, we view MDs, PhDs with a bio-ethical focus, and JDs/religious leaders with significant involvement as "experts" in the euthanasia debate.] [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Philosophy, Millsaps College
Affiliate Scholar, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET)
Former Postdoctorate Research Fellow, Applied Ethics, Bowling Green University
Former Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee at Memphis
Former Research Assistant, Yerkes Primate Research Center
PhD, Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, University of Mississippi
BA, Experimental Psychology, University of Mississippi