Last updated on: 8/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Charles H. Baron, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Denying physician-assisted suicide as an option to terminally ill patients means enforced suffering for many patients… Whether through common-law development in the courts or by legislative action, it is time to move on to the next stage in making laws that show greater respect for patient autonomy and increased compassion for the plight of the terminally ill.”

“Hastening Death: The Seven Deadly Sins of the Status Quo,” Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Presented testimony to the United Kingdom Parliament’s House of Lords regarding pending legislation being considered by the Lords’ Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, London, England, September, 2004
  • Past President, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  • Appointed to the Scientific Committee of the European Centre for Life Sciences, Health, and the Courts, Collegio Ghislieri, University of Pavia, Italy, November 2004
Education:
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • LLB, Harvard University
  • AB, University of Pennsylvania
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Common Is It for Physicians to Participate in Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, despite the Legal Prohibition against Them?