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Humanist discussion of Euthaniasia
A Humanist discussion of ... Euthanasia is short document (downloadable as pdf) from the British Humanist Association. It is useful for those who are looking for non-religious viewpoints on euthanasia. It includes definitions of key terms, the legal position, argumens for and against and some quesitons 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?’