Human Exceptionalism

When It Comes to Assisted Suicide, Rita Marker Always Gets It Right

During the last ten-plus years, I have had the privilege of working closely with two giants in public advocacy. One is Ralph Nader, with whom I co-authored four books. The other is Rita Marker, the head of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Indeed, the powerful impact of Rita’s book Deadly Compassion compelled me to begin my anti-euthanasia work.

In recent days, Rita has published two superb articles. The first, published in the San Francisco Chronicle, points out some of the many flaws of California Assembly Bill A.B. 654, the assisted suicide legalization bill that recently passed out of the Judiciary Committee. The second, dealing with advance directives, was published on National Review Online. Both are worth the read.

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