Last updated on: 1/21/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Faye Girsh, EdD Biography

Title:
Senior Adviser at the Final Exit Network
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“At the Hemlock Society we get calls daily from desperate people who are looking for someone like Jack Kevorkian to end their lives which have lost all quality… Americans should enjoy a right guaranteed in the European Declaration of Human Rights–the right not to be forced to suffer. It should be considered as much of a crime to make someone live who with justification does not wish to continue as it is to take life without consent.”

How Shall We Die,” Free Inquiry, 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Adviser, Final Exit Network
  • President, World Federation of Right to Die Societies, 2012-present
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Hemlock Society USA, 2003
  • Vice President, Hemlock Society of San Diego
  • President, The Hemlock Society USA, Denver, 1996-2006
  • Board Member and Newsletter Editor, World Federation of Right to Die Societies
  • Board Member, ERGO
  • Board Member, Americans for Death with Dignity
  • Instructor, Psychology, Morehouse College
  • Practitioner, Clinical and Forensic Psychology, 1987-1996
Education:
  • EdD, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1962
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?