- Former Disability-Rights Lawyer
- Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
“Obviously, Florida law would not allow a husband to kill a nondisabled wife by starvation and dehydration; killing is not ordinarily considered a private family concern or a matter of choice…
Even if my guardian thinks I’d be better off dead–even if I think so myself–I hope to live and die in a world that recognizes that killing, even of people with the most severe disabilities, is a matter of more than private concern.”
“Not Dead at All: Why Congress Was Right to Stick Up for Terri Schiavo,” Slate, Mar. 23, 2005
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Disability-Rights Lawyer
- Chair, Democratic Party, City of Charleston, South Carolina
- JD, University of South Carolina, 1985
- MA, Public Administration, College of Charleston, 1981
- BS, History, Charleston Southern University, 1978
- Ms. Johnson died on June 4, 2008
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