Science & Technology Symposium Looks at Life

The 4th Annual Science and Technology Symposium was heldSept. 22 in Dayton, in which the firm LifeTech brought together professionals in scientific, technical and related fields to present research and technology relevant to human life issues. Sponsored by Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, the purpose of the annual event is to bring the ideas of technical professionals to bear on issues related to the protection of life from conception to natural death. Dr. Dennis Sullivan of Cedarville University speaks at the Science and Technology Symposium, held Sept. 22 in Dayton. The LifeTech event promoted uses of science and technology to assist the unborn, elderly and handicapped rather than exploit them. LifeTech is composed of computer and technology professionals. Its primary activity is organizing and conducting the annual Pro-Life Science and Technology Symposium, which has been held annually since 2004. Rita Marker, attorney and executive director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, gave the 2007 keynote address: “Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and Health Care Decisions ­ Legal and Practical Aspects.” She touched on the issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, “right-to-die” assisted suicide cases in Oregon, euthanasia practices in the Netherlands, disability rights and pain management. Marker’ s advice about advance directives was simple: get one, and make it a durable power of attorney for health care, not a living will, if you want to choose the person who will make life and death decisions about your health care when you can’t. When the Symposium opened, Paula Westwood, representing Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, welcomed the guests and speakers. Kicking off the presentations, Don Humphreys, director...