Karen Quinlan

April 1976
National Review;4/30/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 15, p438
This article reports on the ruling of the New Jersey Supreme Court that the life support system may be withdrawn from coma patient Karen Anne Quinlan without civil or criminal liability in 1976. The author argues that the development of advanced transplant techniques may have an effect on one's identity. In this regard, the author claims that ethical considerations should be emphasized in the application of the medical techniques.


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