Humanist discussion of Euthanasia

It is useful for those who are looking for non-religious viewpoints on euthanasia. It includes definitions of key terms, the legal position, arguments for and against and some questions to provoke thought and discussion.

Classroom suggestions:


a) Ask students to read the document and highlight the key terms used e.g. the double effect, slippery slope, the right to life. Create a glossary of terms for their revision notes.

b) Students work in pairs to identify and justify an response to the question: ‘What connections might there be between a person’s views on euthanasia and their beliefs about life after death?’

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