Wednesday April 14, 2010
William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus
2515 Dole Street, Classroom 2, Honolulu
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Parking available in parking structure $4.00
For more information contact: UHELP 956-6544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Very Reverend Marc Alexander, Vicar General and Diocesan Theologian of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu and Attorney Eli Stutsman, a Board Member of Death With Dignity National Center and lead author of Oregon's Death With Dignity Act will discuss their opposing views on physician aid in dying as an end of life option.
Both speakers seek end of life options that provide death with dignity but differ in how to attain this goal. They will discuss the question:
Should an adult who is mentally competent, is a resident of Hawai`i, and has been determined by the attending physician and consulting physician to be dying from a terminal disease, and who has voluntarily expressed his or her wish to hasten death, be permitted to make a written request for medication for the purpose of ending his or her life in a humane and dignified manner in accordance with (proposed) Hawai`i law?
In the past, such discussions have been well attended by euthanasia advocates but not those who believe in the sanctity of life. We encourage pro-lifers to attend this debate.