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John J. Paris, PhD Biography

Walsh Professor of Bioethics at Boston College
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"

“For 400 years the Roman Catholic moral tradition has said that one is not obliged to use disproportionately burdensome measures to sustain life…

Fifteen years of maintaining a woman [on a feeding tube] I’d say is disproportionately burdensome, yes.”

“No Moral Sense,” Newsweek, Mar. 26, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Boston College
  • Former consultant, President’s Commission for the Study of Ethics in Medicine
  • Former consultant, the United States Senate Committee on Aging
  • Former consultant, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
  • Expert witness, In re Quinlan
  • Catholic priest
  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MA, University of Southern California
  • PhL, Weston College
  • AM, Harvard University
  • BS, MA, Boston College
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