In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
The Rev. Paul Smith is a pastor, civil rights activist and patient advocate. He serves on the board of advisers for Compassion & Choices, which seeks to increase access to medically assisted suicide. He is the author of Facing Death: The Deep Calling to the Deep.
Daniel Sinclair is a visiting law professor and fellow with the Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer’s Work at Fordham University. He is an expert on Jewish biomedical law.
Madison Shockley is the pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, Calif. He serves on Compassion and Choices’ Strategic Impact Committee, advocating for access to a full range of end-of-life care options.
Dr. Imran Qureshi is board president for the Islamic Medical Association of North America. He is a radiologist.
The Rev. Rosemary Lloyd is the adviser to faith communities for The Conversation Project, an organization that promotes and facilitates conversations on end-of-life care. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and longtime hospice volunteer.
Catherine Glenn Foster is president and CEO of Americans United for Life, which uses legal action and legislative advocacy to oppose abortion rights and medically assisted suicide. She is an attorney and previously worked for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a high-profile law firm that specializes in religious freedom cases.
Farr Curlin is a professor of medical humanities at Duke Divinity School. He’s also a hospice and palliative care physician.
Jennifer L. Briemann is the executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, where she helps lead the group’s advocacy efforts against physician-assisted suicide.