All persons interested in the right-to-die (pro or
are invited to take part in this series of discussions.
Each discussion will be independent of the others.
And the theme of the next meeting will be selected
by those who participate in the previous discussion.
In other words:
All interested persons should attend the first meeting,
at which we will explore our various interests in the right-to-die.
The people at the first meeting
will select the theme for the second meeting.
And the people at the second meeting
will select the subject to be discussed at the third meeting, etc.
The e-mailing list created for all interested persons
will announce to everyone exactly what will be discussed at the next
And participants will be welcome to attend selectively.
That is, YOU will decide exactly WHICH discussions to join.
Twelve possible themes are listed below,
each linked to a brief on-line essay.
These will be used as discussion-starters.
Each week participants will read the selected on-line essay
before coming to the meeting.
Live Well Now, Omit the Last Month .
Will this Death
be "Irrational Suicide" of a "Voluntary Death"?
Death "Mercy-Killing" or a "Merciful Death"? .
Methods of Choosing Death .
Pulling the Plug:
A Paradigm for Life-Ending Decisions .
Decisions for Alzheimer's Patients .
A New Way to
Secure the Right-to-Die:
Laws Against Causing Premature Death .
to Right-to-Die Laws:
Granting Permission & Banning Harms .
Why Giving Up
Water is Better than other Means of Voluntary Death .
Death by Dehydration:
Safeguards to Make Sure it is a Wise Choice .
for Life-Ending Decisions
Do I Lose the
Right-to-Die When I Lose Consciousness?
A similar series was conducted by means of a Facebook Group
from January 2010 thru July 2011.
See the details here:
If and when such a face-to-face series of
discussions is started,
the participants will select the discussion theme for the next meeting,
which will be shared with everyone on the e-mailing list,
including the link so you can click thru to the on-line essay
introducing the subject for the next meeting.
Thus the participants will determine exactly what will be discussed
and how long the series will last.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
James Park is an existential philosopher and advocate of the
He created the Right-to-Die---Safeguards Group
and its website: Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions:
During his long career in alternative adult
he has led about 200 different discussion groups.
Most of these were in the Minnesota Free University.
See more information about his career in adult education:
12-5-2008; Revised 2-7-2009; 2-26-2009; 3-27-2009; 10-2-2009;