Executive Director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not private acts. Rather, they involve one person facilitating the death of another. This is a matter of very public concern since it can lead to tremendous abuse, exploitation and erosion of care for the most vulnerable people among us.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not about giving rights to the person who dies but, instead, they are about changing public policy so that doctors or others can directly and intentionally end or participate in ending another person’s life. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are not about the right to die. They are about the right to kill."
"Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide: Frequently Asked Questions," www.internationaltaskforce.org, (accessed June 2006)
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:
Executive Director, International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Former Adjunct Professor of Political Science & Ethics, University of Steubenville, Ohio
Member, American Bar Association
Member, California Bar Association
Member, DC Bar Association
Member, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
JD, Northwestern California University School of Law