The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Marcia Angell and Guy Maytal, with Jack Wrobel, discussing "Whose Choice Is Death?" from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Main Function Room of Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

Marcia Angell, M.D., Guy Maytal, M.D. and Jack WrobelThe Massachusetts referendum on physician-assisted suicide was rejected by a slim margin this past November. Voters appeared to be torn between seeing this way of ending life as dignified or as “playing God.” Ford Hall Forum Vice President Jack Wrobel moderates a debate that illuminates the issue from each side. Marcia Angell, M.D., who supported the “Prescribing Medication to End Life” initiative, and Guy Maytal, M.D., who was opposed, present facts, feelings and unintended effects, knowing that legalizing physician-assisted suicide is an issue that may well be revisited in Massachusetts.

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation’s oldest free public lecture series. It promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective citizenry through events that illuminate the key issues facing our society.

The forum presents knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers, including some of the most controversial opinion leaders of our times, in settings that facilitate frank and open debate.