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Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and the Law
Theological Studies (1997)
  • M. Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College Law School
Abstract

As a contribution to analyzing an increasingly prevalent social phenomenon, this Note on Moral Theology discusses recent developments related to physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the law; in particular Compassion in Dying v. Washington and Quill v. Vacco, the decisions of the Ninth and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals that found a constitutional "right to die" on behalf of competent, terminally ill patients.

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Publication Date
March, 1997
Citation Information
M. Cathleen Kaveny. "Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and the Law" Theological Studies Vol. 58 (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kaveny/50/