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Whose Life is it Anyway? Your Right to a Peaceful DeathDate:
May 17, 2004
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
End- of- Life- Choices ( http://www.endoflifechoices.org ) and its partner organizations work on a variety of legislative efforts, the primary goal being to assure that all Americans have the freedom to choose a dignified death, where terminally ill adults may assume greater control over the dying process through self determination and the empowerment of well- informed advocates.
About Faye Girsh, Ed.D
Senior Adviser, Final Exit Network, Harvard University
Dr. Faye Girsh received her doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University and taught Psychology at Morehouse College and the University of of Chicago. For 18 years she practiced as a clinical and forensic psychologist in San Diego. It was in that capacity in 1983 that she became involved in a California case of a quadriplegic woman who wanted to die, by refusing food and hydration—a right that was ultimately affirmed by the US Supreme Court. Faye Girsh, Senior Vice President and past- executive director of End of Life Choices, formerly the Hemlock Society, a national non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado.