The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

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After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate; the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present.His insights and arguments are penetrating and pertinent, and anyone who reads this book will come away with an expanded horizon of understanding.

Title:The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Author:Neil M. Gorsuch
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2009-04-12


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