SHOULD JOIN THE SAFEGUARDS GROUP?
This safeguards group is open to anyone in the world
who believes in the right-to-die in any form.
will be a self-selected group of individuals
only a few advocates of the right-to-die
are intensely interested in safeguards.
Most people deeply involved in the right-to-die
affirm that every individual
has a right to make end-of-life
the interference of anyone else.
this is our initial affirmation about our right-to-die,
might be willing to allow certain simple safeguards
that other people
will be prevented from making mistakes.
At the other end of the spectrum,
might find ourselves very concerned about
using the right-to-die philosophy and methods
the purpose of committing an irrational suicide
otherwise causing a premature death.
we put ourselves here, we are very concerned
having a good set of workable, meaningful safeguards.
we will probably propose more careful safeguards
than most advocates of the
who put themselves into the autonomy-first group.
WHO SHOULD JOIN THE SAFEGUARDS GROUP?
The following kinds of people might consider joining
this on-line discussion group:
staff members and board members of any end-of-life organization
who are deeply concerned about
legislators from any state, who know how to put safeguards
lawyers, who know how to incorporate
safeguards into effective laws.
doctors, who know which safeguards will really make a difference at
5. right-to-die advocates living
outside of the United States,
who have worked with safeguards
elsewhere in the world.
board members of local end-of-life organizations,
who would be most directly
in drafting legislation for their states or countries.
leaders in states and countries
that have recently defeated
leaders have kept track of
what the opposition said about
prosecutors, who would be responsible for deciding to prosecute
of causing a harmful, premature death.
professionals would know the most effective safeguards
present as a defense
against the charge
having committed some kind of crime against the patient.
If you want to be part of the discussion of safeguards
to be applied to life-ending decisons, join this on-line group.
How to join this group:
Send a blank e-mail to the following e-mail address:
will be asked to establish a Google Account if you do not already have
This is simple to do.
All you need is an e-mail address and a password.
If you have more than one e-mail address,
subscribe from the one you wish to use for discussing
safeguards for life-ending decisions.
November 2006; revised January 2007; May 31, 2007; 8-22-2007; 5-13-2010