Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"The logic of assisted suicide leads inevitably to the government and corporate administrators essentially deciding which lives are worth saving and caring for and who would be better off dead. The criteria for such decisions will always be arbitrary and the process will always mean the strong and powerful deciding the fate of those who are weak and less influential in society. This is the beginning of tyranny... The proper response to an unjust law is conscientious objection. And this is an unjust law."
José H. Gomez, "Come to the End of Life in California," angelusnews.com, June 8, 2016
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:
Papal Appointee, Pontifical Commission for Latin America
Former Chairman, US Bishops' Committee on Migration
US Representative, US Catholic Bishops, World Meeting of Families and Synod of Bishops, 2015
Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, Feb. 27, 2011-present
Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Apr. 6, 2010-Feb. 27, 2011
Archbishop, San Antonio, 2005-Apr. 6, 2010
Auxiliary Bishop, Denver, 2001-2005
STD (doctorate in theology)
undergraduate degrees in accounting, philosophy, and theology
Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation, 2013
Men of Brave Heart: The Virtue of Courage in the Priestly Life, 2009
A Will to Live: Clear Answers on End of Life Issues, 2006
First Hispanic to serve as Archbishop of Los Angeles and is the highest-ranking Hispanic bishop in the United States
Native of Monterrey, Mexico and a naturalized US citizen
Speeches and essays have been published in Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, Vital Speeches of the Day, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, La Opinion, First Things, The New York Post, National Catholic Register, among others
Contributed essays and introductions to many books