Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Obviously, Florida law would not allow a husband to kill a nondisabled wife by starvation and dehydration; killing is not ordinarily considered a private family concern or a matter of choice...
Even if my guardian thinks I'd be better off dead--even if I think so myself--I hope to live and die in a world that recognizes that killing, even of people with the most severe disabilities, is a matter of more than private concern."
"Not Dead at All: Why Congress Was Right to Stick Up for Terri Schiavo," Slate, Mar. 23, 2005
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:
Chair, Democratic Party, City of Charleston, South Carolina
JD, University of South Carolina, 1985
MA, Public Administration, College of Charleston, 1981