Deconstructing autonomy: a euthanasia advocate in perplexity

By Michael Cook It could be a novel or a movie, but it’s real life: when her own husband suddenly becomes a quadriplegic, a bioethicist famous for her advocacy of legalised voluntary euthanasia keeps him alive even though he wants to die. Margaret Pabst Battin, a philosopher at the University of Utah, has spent nearly …

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Euthanasia Campaigner shows signs of wavering on the issue

Editor’s note. This fascinating piece appears on the blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Margaret Battin, a long-time researcher and promoter of legal euthanasia and assisted suicide appears to be showing signs of wavering on her position while caring for her husband, Brooke Hopkins, who experienced a traumatic bicycle accident …

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Margaret Battin research article was false when published in 2007 and remains false today

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of Alexander Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Euthanasia supporter and researcher, Margaret Battin, wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics in 2007 that suggested that there was no evidence that vulnerable groups were negatively affected by the legalization of euthanasia …

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