Doctor-assisted suicide is subject of symposium

March 17, 1997

Doctor-assisted suicide to be addressed at U-M symposium

ANN ARBOR—Physician-assisted suicide will be discussed at the 10th annual Jack L. Walker Conference at 7:30 p.m. March 25 at the University of Michigan Rackham Auditorium.

Sponsored by the U-M?s Undergraduate Political Science Association, the conference will feature speakers Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society and author of several books on the right to die, and Ed Rivet, legislative director for Right to Life of Michigan and an opponent of assisted suicide. In addition, a panel discussion including U-M faculty members Mark Brandon and Ralph Williams and former Ann Arbor mayor Ed Pierce will follow.

Free to the public, the conference is named in honor of the late Jack Walker, a U-M professor of political science and public policy. For more information, call David Seitz,

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