Addie Clark Harding Professor, Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"The prohibition against killing patients...stands as the first promise of self-restraint sworn to in the Hippocratic Oath, as medicine's primary taboo: 'I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect'... In forswearing the giving of poison when asked for it, the Hippocratic physician rejects the view that the patient's choice for death can make killing him right. For the physician, at least, human life in living bodies commands respect and reverence--by its very nature."
"Neither for Love nor Money: Why Doctors Must Not Kill," Public Interest, Winter 1989
Experts 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:
Addie Clark Harding Professor, Committee on Social Thought and the College, University of Chicago
Hertog Fellow in Social Thought, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Member, President's Council on Bioethics, 2002-Present
The Hastings Center (Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences), Founding Fellow 1969-Present, Member of Board of Directors, 1969-1996
Board of Directors, Shalem Center (Jerusalem), 2001-Present
Chairman, President's Council on Bioethics, 2002-2005
Senior Fellow and Associate Director, John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, University of Chicago
Senior Fellow, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago
Bradley Prize, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 2003
Co-founder and Faculty Chairman, "Fundamentals: Issues and Texts," 1983-2002
William H. Brady, Jr., Distinguished Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992, 1998-1999
Templeton Honor Rolls for Education in a Free Society, 1997-1998
Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, The University of Dallas, 1997
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Research Professor in Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, 1974-1976
Executive Secretary of the Committee on the Life Sciences and Social Policy of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, 1970-72