By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC

A pretty good debate was held yesterday at Columbia University Law School between David Levin — head of New York chapter of Compassion and Choices — and yours truly. As I recall it, it hit some hard points on both sides. Check it out at this podcast link

That was in the morning. In the evening, after a train ride from Manhattan to New Haven, I had a raucous time at the famous Yale Political Union, debating whether euthanasia should be banned in the USA. I lost the resolution on a tie vote — which considering the context, was a victory. It was a great time, hissing, table pounding, with able and morally committed young people letting their views be known. I had a wonderful time, although it reminded me how old I am becoming.

All in all, a very good day. The young people were remarkable, giving hope for the world.