Project on Death in America

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"From 1996 forward, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and George Soros's Project on Death in America (PDIA) implemented end-of-life (EOL) programs that fit into a three-point strategy to change American culture. Bioethicist Daniel Callahan (healthcare rationing proponent), argued that America was a death-denying society, and suggested a three-point plan for cultural change. ..

"Porter Storey was appointed to head up that project at AAHPM. NHPCO's board and steering committees reads like a who's who of the RWJF/Soros movement. In spite of the fact that the Soros/RWJF-funded doctors [see "the death cadre"] drew resounding criticism from their colleagues regarding the Terri Schiavo case, this clique is still loved and sought out by the old-line news media as representative of correct medical thought. The following chronology is a rough outline of the fusion and metamorphosis of right-to-die, palliative care, and hospice under the aegis of bioethics and progressive ideology. " [1] (PDIA Reports

Advisory Board (2003)

Accessed November 2011: [2]

  • Susan Block, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
  • Robert A. Burt, J.D., Yale Law School
  • Robert N. Butler, M.D., International Longevity Center—USA., Ltd.
  • Ana O. Dumois, Ph.D., D.S.W.
  • Kathleen M. Foley]], M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Patricia Prem, M.S.W.

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Two Decades to an American Culture of Death, Life Tree, accessed November 19, 2011.
  2. Report of Activities, PDIA, accessed November 19, 2011.