While this editorial in the North Country Gazette takes a decidedly anti-right-to-die stance, it is interesting to see that George Felos, the attorney who advocated Terri Schiavo's right to die, will be speaking at a CME cruise meeting (what the writer calls a "death cruise"). From the article:
- Felos will be one of two faculty members who will lead a program entitled "Advance Directives/End-of-Life Care and Neurology" on a five-night cruise Jan. 3-8 from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas which offers continuing education credits to professionals while they cruise. He will be joined by Dr. James Barnhill of Dunedin, Fla., who has long teamed with Felos as players in the right-to-die movement.
Regardless of your point of view on the Schiavo case, it's an illustrative case of potential media reactions to a controversial speaker. Does something like this help or hurt the credibility of the activity? I don't think so, but it is something to think about.