Last updated on: 12/10/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Source Biographies

"Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Summary of Positions

Pro Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) Con None Found (?)
I. Individual 88 (28.9%) 28 (9.2%) 87 (28.6%) 101 (33.2%)
II. Organization 10 (10.4%) 8 (8.3%) 28 (29.2%) 50 (52.1%)

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I. Individual
- Pro -
Individuals Rating Position
Admiraal, Pieter, MD, PhD     Pro
Angell, Marcia, MD     Pro
Attaran, Amir, LLB, DPhil, MS     Pro
Baron, Charles H., PhD     Pro
Batavia, Andrew, JD, MS     Pro
Battin, Margaret P., PhD     Pro
Beauchamp, Tom L., PhD     Pro
Brock, Dan, PhD     Pro
Brown, Jerry, JD     Pro
Caplan, Arthur L., PhD     Pro
Cassell, Eric J., MD     Pro
Childs, Annette, PhD     Pro
Cochrane, Thomas, MD, MBA     Pro
Cohen, Andrew, JD     Pro
Comstock, Gary, PhD     Pro
Coyne, Jerry, PhD     Pro
Dalai Lama, PhD     Pro
Dick, Rebecca Powers, JD     Pro
Douglas, Robert, MD     Pro
Downie, Jocelyn, SJD, LLM, MLitt, MA     Pro
Dworkin, Gerald, PhD     Pro
Dworkin, Ronald, MA   Pro
Emmering, Jasper, MD     Pro
Engelhardt, H. Tristram, Jr., PhD, MD     Pro
Etzioni, Amitai, PhD     Pro
Fleck, Leonard, PhD     Pro
Fletcher, Joseph     Pro
Ford, Chris, MA   Pro
Frey, R.G., DPhil     Pro
Gawande, Atul, MD, MPH     Pro
Girsh, Faye, EdD     Pro
Gold, Martin R., JD     Pro
Goodall, David, PhD, DSc     Pro
Gorosh, David J., JD     Pro
Gyatso, Tenzin, PhD     Pro
Hawking, Stephen, PhD     Pro
Hilliard, Bryan, PhD     Pro
Hopkins, Patrick, PhD     Pro
Humphry, Derek   Pro
Irwin, Michael, MPH, MD     Pro
Kamm, Frances M., PhD     Pro
Kevorkian, Jack, MD     Pro
Kimsma, Gerrit, MD, MPh     Pro
Kristof, Nicholas   Pro
Lee, Barbara Coombs, JD     Pro
Lindsay, Ronald A., JD, PhD     Pro
Maynard, Brittany   Pro
Mehlman, Maxwell J., JD     Pro
Minelli, Ludwig A., LLM     Pro
Muller, David, MD     Pro
Neils, Rob, PhD     Pro
Nitschke, Philip, PhD, MBBS     Pro
Nuland, Sherwin, MD     Pro
Ogden, Russel, MA   Pro
Olvera, Robert, MD     Pro
Papadopoulou, Nataly, LLM     Pro
Picard, André   Pro
Potter, Charles     Pro
Preston, Thomas A., MD     Pro
Quill, Timothy E., MD     Pro
Quindlen, Anna   Pro
Rachels, James, PhD     Pro
Raymond, Diane, PhD     Pro
Reinhardt, Stephen R., LLB     Pro
Rhodes, Rosamond, PhD     Pro
Rogatz, Peter, MD, MPH     Pro
Sauer, Pieter J.J., MD, PhD     Pro
Schiavo, Michael   Pro
Shavelson, Lonny, MD     Pro
Singer, Peter, MA   Pro
Starks, Helene, MPH, PhD     Pro
Stell, Lance K., PhD     Pro
Stutsman, Eli, JD     Pro
Tribe, Laurence, JD     Pro
Truog, Robert, MD     Pro
Tucker, Kathryn L., JD     Pro
Tutu, Desmond, ThM     Pro
van der Heide, Agnes, MD, PhD     Pro
van Leeuwen, Evert, PhD     Pro
Verhagen, Eduard, JD, MD     Pro
Wallace, Mike   Pro
White, Ben, DPhil     Pro
White, Michael, JD     Pro
Williams, Mary, JD     Pro
Willmott, Lindy, PhD, LLM     Pro
Youk, Terry   Pro
Young, Robert, PhD     Pro
Zohar, Noam, PhD     Pro
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Ackerman, Felicia Nimue, PhD     NC
Aramesh, Kiarash, MD     NC
Barua, Ankur, MD     NC
Carey, Taylor, JD     NC
Churchill, Larry, PhD     NC
Crist, Charlie, JD     NC
Dhammavihari   NC
Emanuel, Linda, MD, PhD     NC
Fins, Joseph, MD     NC
Ganzini, Linda, MD, MPH     NC
Groenewoud, Johanna, MD, PhD     NC
Hanson, Kristen   NC
Hentoff, Nat   NC
Kure, Josef, DPhil     NC
Lasagna, Louis C., MD     NC
Mahar, Caitlin, PhD     NC
McBrien, Richard     NC
Morrison, Sean, MD     NC
of Kos [Cos], Hippocrates   NC
Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje, PhD     NC
Paris, John J., PhD     NC
Perry, Joshua, JD     NC
Shadi, Heydar, MA   NC
Simmons, Paul D., PhD     NC
Souter, David, LLB     NC
Strauss, Michael J., MD, MPH     NC
Subramuniyaswami, Satguru Sivaya     NC
Tollifson, Joan, MA   NC
- Con -
Individuals Rating Position
al-Qaradawi, Yusuf, PhD     Con
Baumrin, Stefan Bernard, PhD, JD     Con
Beezer, Robert, LLB     Con
Benedict XVI, Pope     Con
Berger, Helena   Con
Bleich, PhD, J. David     Con
Bok, Sissela, PhD     Con
Breitowitz, Yitzchok     Con
Burke, Monica   Con
Burke, William, MD, PhD     Con
Callahan, Daniel, PhD     Con
Callahan, Sidney, PhD     Con
Cameron, Nigel M. de S., PhD     Con
Campbell, Courtney S., PhD     Con
Coburn, Tom, MD     Con
Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, DPhil     Con
Cohn, Felicia, PhD     Con
Coleman, Diane, JD     Con
Curlin, Farr A., MD     Con
Das, Bimal Krishna   Con
Delgado, George, MD     Con
Dial, Karla   Con
Doerflinger, Richard, MA   Con
Donovan, G. Kevin, MD, MA     Con
Douthat, Ross   Con
Dowbiggin, Ian, PhD     Con
Drake, Stephen, MS   Con
Emanuel, Ezekiel, MD, PhD     Con
Ende, Jack, MD     Con
Ertelt, Steven   Con
Eyer, Richard C., DMin     Con
Fenigsen, Richard, MD, PhD     Con
Feucht, Kenneth, MD, PhD     Con
Foley, Kathleen, MD     Con
Fuchs, Thomas, MD, PhD     Con
Gilmore, Jodie   Con
Golden, Marilyn   Con
Gomez, José H.     Con
Gorsuch, Neil, JD, DPhil     Con
Hamilton, N. Gregory, MD     Con
Hamlon, Kathi   Con
Hanson, JJ   Con
Hendin, Herbert, MD     Con
Hubert, J.P., Jr., MD     Con
John Paul II, Pope     Con
Johns, Fran Moreland, MFA   Con
Johnson, Harriet, JD     Con
Kamisar, Yale, JD     Con
Kass, Leon, MD, PhD     Con
Kavanagh, Peter, LLB     Con
Kaveny, Cathleen, JD, PhD     Con
Keown, John, DPhil, PhD     Con
King, Patricia, JD     Con
Kirshner, Howard, MD     Con
Koukl, Gregory, MA   Con
Lantos, John D., MD     Con
Lee, Gary, MD     Con
Levin, Martin, JD, MPH, MTS     Con
Loewy, Erich, MD     Con
Lynn, Joanne, MD, MS, MA     Con
Manning, Michael, MD     Con
Marker, Rita, JD     Con
McHugh, Paul, MD     Con
Meier, Diane, MD     Con
Miranda, Gonazlo, ThD     Con
O'Brien, Mark   Con
O'Neill, Joseph, MS, MPH, MPhil, MD     Con
O'Steen, David N., PhD     Con
Olkin, Rhoda, PhD     Con
Pacholczyk, Tadeusz, PhD     Con
Parnis, Stephen, MBBS     Con
Paul, John, II     Con
Pellegrino, Edmund, MD     Con
Pies, Ronald W., MD     Con
Runner, George C.   Con
Schindler, Bobby   Con
Smith, Wesley J., JD     Con
Somerville, Margaret, LLB, DCL     Con
Sulmasy, Daniel, MD, PhD     Con
Tan, Seow Hon, SJD     Con
Toffler, William L., MD     Con
Valko, Nancy, RN   Con
Wallace, Craig   Con
Wenstrup, Brad, DPM     Con
Wolf, Leslie, JD, MPH     Con
Wolf, Susan, JD     Con
Young, Paul B., MD, MA     Con
- None Found -
Individuals Rating Position
Aaron, Henry, PhD     ?
Aleccia, JoNel, MA   ?
Asch, David, MD, MBA     ?
Barker, Kim   ?
Barr, Bob   ?
Beach, Mary Catherine, MD     ?
Beals, Daniel A., MD   ?
Bristo, Marca   ?
Buchanan, Pat, MA   ?
Calhoun, Byron, MD, MBA     ?
Clark, Peter, PhD,     ?
Coyle, Nessa, PhD     ?
Crisp, Roger, DPhil     ?
Czlonka, Diane   ?
Davis, Dena, JD, PhD     ?
DeGrazia, David, PhD     ?
Deigh, John, PhD     ?
Dickey, Nancy W., MD     ?
Dombrink, John, PhD     ?
Dresser, Rebecca, JD     ?
Fagerlin, Angela, PhD     ?
Fieser, James, PhD     ?
Finnegan, Joanne   ?
Fohr, Susan Anderson, JD     ?
Ford, Peter   ?
Frenkel, Dena   ?
Garfield, Charles, PhD     ?
Gasper, Christopher, JD     ?
Glick, Shimon, MD     ?
Glynn, Kevin, MD     ?
Godfrey, David, JD     ?
Hall, Mark, JD     ?
Hampson, Lindsay   ?
Harvath, Theresa, PhD, RN     ?
Helft, Paul, MD     ?
Hewitt, Hugh   ?
Hilberman, Mark, MD     ?
Hillyard, Daniel, PhD, JD     ?
Holt, Jim   ?
Housego, Kim   ?
Huffman, Grace, MD     ?
Jackson, Ann, MBA   ?
Jecker, Nancy, PhD     ?
Jotkowitz, Alan B., MD     ?
Kastenbaum, Robert, PhD     ?
Kay, Herma, JD     ?
Kerin, Lindy   ?
Krebsbach, Karen   ?
Lang, Forrest, MD     ?
Langer, Gary   ?
Lassoff-Nentwig, Lisa, JD     ?
Lauritzen, Paul, PhD     ?
Layman-Goldstein, Mary, RN   ?
Lewis, Penney, LLM     ?
Love, Tessa   ?
Lowes, Robert, MFA   ?
Manninen, Bertha Alvarez, PhD     ?
Markel, Howard, PhD, MD     ?
Matthews, Merrill, Jr., PhD     ?
Meier, Emily, PhD     ?
Miles, Steven H., MD     ?
Montero, Etienne     ?
Moreno, Jonathan, PhD     ?
Morgan, William E., DC   ?
Morrow, Angela, RN, CHPN     ?
North, Michael J., MS, MSLS   ?
Okie, Susan, MD     ?
Ouellette, Alicia, JD     ?
Parks, Jennifer, PhD     ?
Pearlman, Robert, MD, MPH     ?
Perrett, Roy W., PhD     ?
Pozzuolo, Joseph R., JD     ?
Quinn, Mattie, MS   ?
Riley, Patrick G. D., PhD     ?
Rodriguez, Cecilia, MA   ?
Sabatino, Charles P., JD     ?
Sanminiatelli, Maria   ?
Schneider, Carl E., JD     ?
Schwarz, Judith Kennedy, PhD     ?
Scroggin, John, JD, LLM     ?
Siegle-Izkovich, Judy   ?
Siegler, Mark, MD     ?
Simpson, Kevin   ?
Sisson, Paul   ?
Springer, Dan   ?
Sterling, Toby   ?
Templeton, Sara Kate   ?
Thompson, Richard E., MD     ?
Tomlinson, Tom, PhD     ?
Tu, Janet I., MA   ?
Tuffs, Annette, MD     ?
Tyson, Peter   ?
Valentine, Jamie, JD     ?
Vander Stichele, Robert, MD     ?
Vincent, Steven   ?
Volokh, Eugene, JD     ?
Walker, Robert M., MD     ?
Willems, Dick, MD, PhD     ?
Wood, Erica F., JD     ?
Woodman, Sue   ?
Zucker, Marjorie, PhD     ?
II. Organization
- Con -
Organizations Rating Position
American College of Physicians   Con
American Geriatrics Society   Con
American Medical Association (AMA)   Con
Care Not Killing   Con
Chabad-Lubavitch   Con
Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA)   Con
European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR)   Con
Euthanasia.com   Con
Faith Facts   Con
Family Research Council (FRC)   Con
Focus on the Family   Con
Hospice Patients Alliance (HPA)   Con
Islamic Medical Association   Con
IslamiCity.com   Con
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod   Con
National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC)   Con
National Council on Disability   Con
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   Con
National Right to Life Committee   Con
New York State Task Force on Life and the Law   Con
Not Dead Yet   Con
Ohr Somayach Tanenbaum College   Con
Orange County Register    Con
Patients Rights Council   Con
Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation (PCCEF)   Con
Porter County Right to Life   Con
United Kingdom National Council of Hindu Temples   Con
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops   Con
- None Found -
Organizations Rating Position
60 Minutes    ?
AARP   ?
ABC News    ?
Age Concern   ?
Agence France-Presse    ?
Albuquerque Journal    ?
America's Health Insurance Plans (formerly American Association of Health Plans)   ?
American Association of Health Plans (AAHP)   ?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists   ?
American College of Pediatricians   ?
Americas Health Insurance Plans   ?
Angus Reid Public Opinion   ?
Associated Press (AP)    ?
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)    ?
Bioethics Observatory Institute of Life Sciences at the Catholic University of Valencia   ?
CBS News    ?
CNN (Cable News Network)    ?
Daily Caller    ?
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary    ?
Expatica.com   ?
FindLaw   ?
FOX News    ?
Gale   ?
Gallup Organization   ?
Harris Interactive   ?
Hastings Center Report    ?
Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies   ?
Merriam-Webster Online    ?
National Institutes of Health (NIH)   ?
National Public Radio (NPR)    ?
New England Journal of Medicine    ?
New York State Department of Health   ?
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)   ?
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online    ?
Pew Research Center   ?
PoliceOne.com   ?
Protective Insurance Company   ?
Rasmussen Reports   ?
ReligionFacts.com   ?
Reuters    ?
RMIT ABC Fact Check   ?
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy    ?
TIME Magazine    ?
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)   ?
Vanity Fair    ?
Washington Post    ?
Washington State Hospital Association   ?
Washington Times    ?
Wisconsin Department of Health Services   ?
Yahoo! Inc.   ?