President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"The naïveté of those who favor a limited euthanasia regime (starting with assistance in suicide as its softest case) should not survive a serious visit to Holland, where the legal requirement of a patient's informed consent has all too often been disregarded.
...What we do know is that the best defense against the pro-death advocates is good medical care, with hospice and palliative options the context for excellence as lives get harder and finally draw to a conclusion. As we work and pray for true dignity in dying--for dying to be kept quite separate from killing--we should take heart that a Michigan jury decided that Kevorkian's action was a homicide. And we should redouble our efforts to argue our case and make this verdict the turning-point which it might yet prove to be."
"On the Conviction of Jack Kevorkian," Dignity, Spring 2001
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:
President, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
Former President, Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Director, Center on Nanotechnology and Society
Director, Council for Biotechnology Policy
Chairman, Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy
Research Professor of Bioethics, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Associate Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Former Provost and Distinguished Professor of Theology and Culture, Trinity International University
Has represented the United States as a bioethics advisor to the US delegation to the United Nations General Assembly
Walter C. Randall Lecture on Biomedical Ethics, American Physiological Society