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Age and the Allocation of Medical Resources
How are we to decide where our scarce medical resources are most effectively spent? The notion of a quality-adjusted-life-year has been proposed as a way of doing this. Some economists appear to think that this can be ...
A Report From Australia: When a Human Life Has Not Yet Begun--According to the Law
Victoria, Australia's Infertility (Medical Procedures) Act 1984, the first legislation to regulate reproductive technologies, permits research on surplus embryos fertilized in vitro but prohibits the creation of embryos ...
Resolving Arguments About the Sanctity of Life: A Response to Long
Thomas Long has argued that there is an irreconcilable metaphysical difference between the views of those who, like ourselves, believe that on quality-of-life grounds it is sometimes justifiable to end the life of a severely ...