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.
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?’