Presentation on theme: "Euthanasia Comparative Ethics and Law. What is Euthanasia? “granting painless death to a hopelessly ill patient with a non- curable disease.” Distinction."— Presentation transcript:
Movement for Euthanasia Derek Humphry Jean’s Way Hemlock Society Dr. Jack Kevorkian Nancy Cruzan
Opinions on Euthanasia Dr. Charles Dougherty - “legalizing euthanasia would harm society” William Carr - “people will want the comfort of knowing that if they choose, a physician will be ready, willing, and able to help them…by offering a death with dignity”
Dr. Timothy Quill - “important goals are not about assisted suicide but about good care for dying people Dr. Arthur Caplan - “assisted suicide is going to become and attractive solution”
Ethical Standpoint Religious Beliefs (Roman Catholic) Ronald Otremba- “active euthanasia is never morally justified” Derek Humphry- “decisions about dying are highly personal and that euthanasia should not be denied to those who choose it”
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