Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"[P]hysician assistance in hastening death is a legitimate form of medical care. We also present a principled basis for permitting physician assistance in hastening death in states where it has not yet been legalized, based on larger principles already established in the laws regulating medical practice today."
Cowritten with Rebecca P. Dick and Tom L. Beauchamp, "Hastened Death and the Regulation of the Practice of Medicine," Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 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:
President and CEO, Center for Inquiry, June 2008-present
President and CEO, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, June 2008-present
President and CEO, Council for Secular Humanism, June 2008-present
Writer, Free Inquiry, 1984-present
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Dec. 19, 1980-present