Last updated on: 12/21/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Marilyn Golden Biography

Title:
Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Assisted suicide seems, at first blush, like a good thing to have available. But on closer
inspection, there are many reasons legalization is a very serious mistake. Supporters often
focus solely on superficial issues of choice and self-determination. It is crucial to look deeper.

We must separate our private wishes for what we each may hope to have available for ourselves some day and, rather, focus on the significant dangers of legalizing assisted suicide as public policy in this society as it operates today. Assisted suicide would have many unintended consequences.”

“Why Assisted Suicide Must Not Be Legalized,” www.dredf.com, Nov. 17, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), 1998-present
  • Trainer, Americans with Disabilities Act
  • DREDF representative, ANSI A117 Committee
  • Presidential appointee, US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1996-2005
  • Director, Access California
  • Co-Cordinator, Disabled International Support Effort
Education:
  • BA, magna cum laude, Brandeis University
Other:
  • None found