Continuity with our species does not provide any protection at all. This is because the evolutionary process cannot confer any value on humans — or any other species.
Readers may recall that Barash, of the University of Washington, is the hubristic materialist who intentionally tries to destroy the religious faith of his students.
Battin’s radical proposals aren’t usually made by U.S. assisted-suicide proponents because they know that our society has not completely swallowed the hemlock (as has the Netherlands).
Bioethicists never cease to entertain — if some of the dangerous views pushed by this mainstream movement can be considered “entertaining.”
Cecily Saunders, who created the modern hospice movement, stood steadfastly against assisted-suicide legalization.