Last updated on: 11/1/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Gonazlo Miranda, ThD Biography

Title:
Founder of the School of Bioethics at Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Once a principle is established according to which a human being can be killed because he suffers, then logically it extends to all those suffering. If a human being is killed who requests it, it can be applied to all human beings who request it, even if they are not suffering.

When discussion on euthanasia began in the Netherlands and in other countries, many pointed out the danger of sliding toward the worst, and the defenders of the measure said that it would not happen. […] Despite the opposition of public opinion, just two years after that law, we are already facing its application to all the born, without any kind of informed consent by the interested party.”

“Slippery Slope of Euthanasia for Children,” ZENIT, Sep. 6, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Bioethics and Moral Theology, Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
  • Dean of the Faculty of Bioethics, Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2001-2006
  • Founder, School of Bioethics at Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, Rome, 2001
  • Operating Secretario of the Center of Bioethics of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, 1993-2001
Education:
  • ThD (Doctorate in Theology), Moral Theology, Papal Athenaeum Regina Apostorolum, Rome
  • BPh (Bachelor in Philosophy), Papal Gregoriana University, Rome
  • BTh (Bachelor in Theology), Papal Gregoriana University, Rome
  • Diploma in Humanistic Sciences, Center of Humanistic Studies, Legionari di Christ, Salamanca
Other:
  • None found