Addenda

5 Apr

Euthanasia

Category: What We're Reading
By: Amy L. Graeser
Published: 04/05/03

A sampling of sources from The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University, and from Michael Poore, executive director of The Humanitas Project:

A sampling of sources from The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University, and from Michael Poore, executive director of The Humanitas Project:

—Wesley J. Smith, Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder (Times Books, 1997)

—Gary P. Stewart, et al., Basic Questions on Suicide and Euthanasia: Are They Ever Right? (Kregel, 1998)

—Nigel M. de S. Cameron, The New Medicine: Life and Death after Hippocrates (Bioethics Press, reprint 2001)

—Wendell Berry, "Fidelity," published in Fidelity: Five Stories (Pantheon Books, 1993) and That Distant Land: The Collected Stories (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004)

—C. Ben Mitchell, ed., Aging, Death and the Quest for Immortality (Eerdmans, 2004)

—John F. Kilner, Life on the Line: Ethics, Aging, Ending Patients' Lives, and Allocating Vital Resources (Eerdmans, 1992)

—J. Daryl Charles, "The 'Right to Die' in the Light of Contemporary Rights Rhetoric," published in John F. Kilner, et al., Bioethics and the Future of Medicine: A Christian Appraisal (Eerdmans, 1995)

—Wesley J. Smith, Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America (Encounter Books, 2002)

—Rita Marker, Deadly Compassion: The Death of Ann Humphry and the Truth about Euthanasia (William Morrow & Co., 1993)

—Germain Grisez & Joseph Boyle, Life and Death with Liberty and Justice: A Contribution to the Euthanasia Debate (Notre Dame, 1980)

—Herbert Hendin, Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients and Assisted Suicide (Norton, 1998)

—Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, printed in Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teaching (Georgetown University Press, 1999)

—The Ramsey Colloquium, "Always to Care, Never to Kill: A Declaration on Euthanasia," First Things (February 1992): 45-47

—Daniel Callahan, "The Sanctity of Life Seduced: A Symposium on Medical Ethics," First Things (April 1994): 13-27

—Avery Dulles, Russell Hittinger, Richard M. Doerflinger, and Robert P. George, "The Gospel of Life: A Symposium," First Things (October 1995): 32-38

—Michael Uhlmann, "The Legal Logic of Euthanasia," First Things (June/July 1996): 39-43

—William Saletan, "Alternative Sentence: A Counterproposal to Assisted Suicide" Slate (March 3, 2005)

—Richard Weikart, "Killing Them Kindly: Lessons from the Euthanasia Movement," Books & Culture (February 1, 2004)

Organizations to consult for further information include the Patients Rights Council (previously known as the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide), on-line here, and the President's Council on Bioethics—Aging and End of Life, on-line here. [Posted April 2005, ALG]