This exceptional International Bioethical Conference was conducted on November 18, 2017, in La Mirada, CA. Purchase DVD’s and CD’s of the conference here.
Today there is a “critical” need for transplantable organs in the U.S. prompting an urgent call for people to give the “gift of life” by agreeing to be an organ donor. This is surely a generous thing to contemplate.
Have you heard of the POLST document? If not, you will soon. It is fast becoming a very common document concerning end of life directives that many people are asked to complete before being admitted to an extended care facility and many hospitals.
However, there is another type of dignity, intrinsic dignity. Those of us who are Christian recognize that as creatures created in God’s image and likeness, we possess dignity within ourselves with regards to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (physician assisted suicide.)
In the words of Ron Panzer, President of Hospice Patients Alliance and forthright advocate for terminal patients, “There is no further need for Euthanasia Society of America‚ (or its successors) as the NHPCO is carrying on its work.”