Life Legal is hosting a webcast featuring Bishop Robert Barron and Pastor Rick Warren discussing concerns regarding physician-assisted suicide laws. Also joining the webcast are Life Legal attorney Steve Larson, UC Irvine psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, and 32-year-old Stephanie Packer, who has been diagnosed with an incurable disease, will also be on the webcast.
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Bishop Robert Barron is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
Pastor Rick Warren is the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and the author of The Purpose Driven Life.
Stephanie Packer is a mother of four children. In 2012, she was diagnosed with scleroderma, a disease for which there is no cure. Stephanie’s insurance company has offered to pay for aid-in-dying drugs, yet she has had to fight to get life-extending therapies.
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty is a psychiatrist and the Director of Medical Ethics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Kheriaty founded the Psychiatry and Spirituality Forum at UC Irvine and is the author of The Catholic Guide to Depression.
Steve Larson is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm Larson O’Brien. He heads up the litigation team for Life Legal’s challenge to California’s End of Life Option Act. Steve was a United States District Judge and a former Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.