Is There a Right to Die?
Kass, Leon R.
Hastings Center Report. 1993 Jan-Feb; 23(1): 34-43.
I do not think that the language and approach of rights are well suited either to sound personal decisionmaking or to sensible public policy in this very difficult and troubling matter. In most of the heartrending end-of-life situations, it is hard enough for practical wisdom to try to figure out what is morally right and humanly good, without having to contend with intransigent and absolute demands of a legal or moral right to die. And, on both philosophical and legal grounds, I am inclined to believe that there can be no such thing as a
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Autonomy; Common Good; Competence; Constitutional Law; Consent; Euthanasia; Freedom; Killing; Law; Legal Aspects; Legal Rights; Life; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Motivation; Natural Law; Personhood; Philosophy; Physician's Role; Prolongation of Life; Public Policy; Right to Die; Rights; Suicide; Terminology; Third Party Consent; Treatment Refusal; Value of Life; Voluntary Euthanasia;
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