Former President of the Euthanasia Society of America
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Doctors and laymen have asked lawmakers to legalize direct euthanasia, thus far unsuccessfully. While this writer's decision is in favor of the direct method, it may be necessary to settle temporarily for an intermediate step in the law... To bring this matter into the open practice of medicine would harmonize the civil law with medical morals, which must be concerned with the quality of life, not merely its quantity."
Moral Responsibility: Situation Ethics at Work, 1967
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:
Former President, Euthanasia Society of America
Founder, Theory of Situational Ethics
First Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Virginia
Co-Founder, Program in Biology and Society, University of Virginia
Professor of Christian Ethics, Harvard Divinity School, 1944-1970
Professor of Christian Ethics, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Member, American Eugenics Society
Episcopal Priest, Berkeley Divinity School
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