Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"At the Hemlock Society we get calls daily from desperate people who are looking for someone like Jack Kevorkian to end their lives which have lost all quality... Americans should enjoy a right guaranteed in the European Declaration of Human Rights--the right not to be forced to suffer. It should be considered as much of a crime to make someone live who with justification does not wish to continue as it is to take life without consent."
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:
Senior Adviser, Final Exit Network
President, World Federation of Right to Die Societies, 2012-present
Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Hemlock Society USA, 2003
Vice President, Hemlock Society of San Diego
President, The Hemlock Society USA, Denver, 1996-2006
Board Member and Newsletter Editor, World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Board Member, ERGO
Board Member, Americans for Death with Dignity
Instructor, Psychology, Morehouse College
Practitioner, Clinical and Forensic Psychology, 1987-1996
EdD, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1962