Always to Care, Never to Kill: A Declaration on Euthanasia

Arkes, Hadley; Berke, Matthew; Decter, Midge; Gellman, Rabbi Marc; George, Robert; Hinlicky, Pastor Paul; Hittinger, Russell; Jenson, Robert; Meilaender, Gilbert; Neuhau, Richard John; Novak, Rabbi Dabbi; Stackhouse, Max
February 1992
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Feb1992, Issue 20, p45
Presents a declaration on euthanasia, produced by the Ramsey Colloquium of the Institute on Religion and Public Life in New York City in 1991. Issues on the proposals to legalize euthanasia in the country; Disadvantages of euthanasia; Sources of wisdom in the country's cultural heritage that can teach the people always to care and never to kill.


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