Last updated on: 6/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Manning, MD Biography

Title:
Author
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I believe the evidence leads to the conclusion that we must not legalize euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. Instead, our society should mobilize a life-giving health care system that includes compassionate care for the dying, adequate analgesia and human comforts near the end of life, and widespread education about the right to refuse burdensome medical care.”

Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Killing or Caring?, 1998

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Former Medical Practitioner
  • Member, American College of Physicians
Education:
  • MD, School unknown
  • MA, Divinity, Licentiate in Sacred Theology, St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Euthanasia?
  2. Is There a Moral Difference between Physician-Assisted Suicide and Active Euthanasia?
  3. What Is Voluntary Active Euthanasia?
  4. Is There a Moral Difference between Passive and Active Euthanasia?
  5. What Is Physician-Assisted Suicide?