Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Euthanasia, or merciful release from suffering...is rapidly emerging from the stage when it was considered merely the obsession of a few left-wing social reformers to the period when it is being recognized as an important social measure in the same class with birth control and eugenics."
Speech by Charles Potter at the Second Annual Meeting of the Euthanasia Society of America, in Ian Dowbiggin's "'A Rational Coalition': Euthanasia, Eugenics, and Birth Control in America, 1940-1970," Journal of Policy History, 2002
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:
Founder, Euthanasia Society of America, 1938
Founder, First Humanist Society of New York, 1929
Unitarian Minister, 1916-1929
Professor of Comparative Religion, Antioch College, 1925-1927
Librarian and Bible expert for Clarence Darrow during the Scopes evolution trial in Dayton, Tennessee, 1925