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Ronald A. Lindsay, JD, PhD Biography

President and CEO of the Center for Inquiry
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"

“[P]hysician assistance in hastening death is a legitimate form of medical care. We also present a principled basis for permitting physician assistance in hastening death in states where it has not yet been legalized, based on larger principles already established in the laws regulating medical practice today.”

Cowritten with Rebecca P. Dick and Tom L. Beauchamp, “Hastened Death and the Regulation of the Practice of Medicine,” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2006

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:
  • President and CEO, Center for Inquiry, June 2008-present
  • President and CEO, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, June 2008-present
  • President and CEO, Council for Secular Humanism, June 2008-present
  • Writer, Free Inquiry, 1984-present
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Dec. 19, 1980-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
  • Adjunct Professor, American University
  • Lawyer, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 1980-2006
  • PhD, Bioethics, Georgetown University, 1996
  • JD, honors, University of Virginia, 1980
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Quoted in:
  1. Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate the Hippocratic Oath?