Buddhism, Euthanasia and the Sanctity of Life
Perrett, Roy W.
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1996 Oct; 22(5): 309-313.
Damien and John Keown claim that there is important common ground between Buddhism and Christianity on the issue of euthanasia and that both traditions oppose it for similar reasons in order to espouse a "sanctity of life" position. I argue that the appearance of consensus is partly created by their failure to specify clearly enough certain key notions in the argument: particularly