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Margaret R. McLean, PhD Biography

Associate Director of Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics of Santa Clara University
Pro to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"

“The inherent dignity of human persons requires that people be treated with dignity and respect, which includes the fulfillment of the basic human need for health care…
Health is a fundamental good necessary for human flourishing and health care is a fundamental human right. Because health care, at its best, promotes and sustains human health, society is obligated to provide access to basic quality health care for all its members.”

“Expanding Health Care Coverage: A Balm for California?” Valley Catholic, Oct. 16, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Director of Bioethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
  • Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University
  • Director, O’Connor’s Applied Ethics Center
  • Contributor, Journal of Lutheran Ethics
  • Advisor, California Senate Select Committee on Genetics, 1999-2002
  • PhD, Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • PhD, Ethics, Graduate Theological Union (GTU)
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?