Last updated on: 8/29/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Karla Dial Biography

Title:
Managing Editor of the School Reform News at The Heartland Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The discipline of bioethics was born…and quickly split into two schools of thought. One understood the sanctity of human life; the other valued not humanity, but ‘personhood’ — arguing that humans only become people when they have certain rational or cognitive capabilities…

The growing threat of futility policies demands that people who believe life is sacred convince doctors and others that policies are administered in a way that respects human life.”

“A Duty to Die?,” Citizen, Jan. 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Editor, School Reform News, The Heartland Institute, 2005-Present
  • First Place, Reporting, Evangelical Press Association Annual National Contest, April 2005
  • Contributing Editor, Citizen magazine, Focus on the Family, 2000-Present
  • Staff Writer, Vicus.com, 1999-2000
  • Best Daily Living Coverage, California Newspaper Publishers Association Contest, Fourth Quarter 1999
  • Runner-up, Feature Writing, Gannett Newspaper Division Well-Done Contest, Fourth Quarter 1999
  • Runner-up, Sports Writing, Gannett Newspaper Division Well-Done Contest, Second Quarter 1998
  • Runner-up, Sports Writing, Gannett Newspaper Division Well-Done Contest, Fourth Quarter 1997
  • Features and Sports Writer, The Desert Sun, 1996-1999
  • Best Section, Associated Press Sports Editors Contest, 1996, 1997, 1998
Education:
  • Fellow, World Journalism Institute, New York, 2002
  • BA, Journalism and Psychology, New Mexico State University, 1995
Other:
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