Life, Law, and Suicide
- No constitutional right to assisted suicide: US court. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p239
Reports that the decision concerning physician-assisted suicide is being left to the individual states, according to a US Supreme Court ruling of June 26, 1997.
- Challenges, changes expected to Oregon's assisted-suicide... // AHA News;06/22/98, Vol. 34 Issue 24, p6
Anticipates legislative challenges and changes to the assisted suicide law in Oregon. Plans to amend the law; Danger of the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. INSET: Focus shifts to hospice following suicide debate.
- Liberty, equality, death! Capron, Alexander Morga // Hastings Center Report;May/Jun96, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p23
Reports on two federal court decisions claiming that state statutes prohibiting assisted suicide could not be applied against physicians who provide the means by which terminally ill patients can end their lives. Implication of judicial opinions for a broader practice of assisted suicide and...
- The Model Physician-Assisted Suicide Act and the jurisprudence of death. FitzGibbon, Scott; Lai, Kwan Kew // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Fall96, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p127
Describes the Model State Act to Authorize and Regulate Physician-Assisted Suicide. Principal provisions of the act and their effects; Comparison with the Oregon statute on physician-assisted suicide and to the rights held to be constitutionally protected in decisions by the United States...
- Lee v. State of Oregon. Devlin, Maureen M. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring96, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p433
Focuses on the decision of the US District Court for the District of Oregon in the case of `Lee v. State of Oregon,' which ruled that Oregon Measure 16 violated the equal protection clause of the US Constitution. Measure 16 as the first state-sanctioned physician-assisted suicide law in the...
- Christopher John Wake and Djiniyini Gondarra v. Northern Territory of Australia and the Honorable... // Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring98, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p461
Presents the case of `Christopher John Wake and Djiniyini Gondarra v. Northern Territory of Australia and the Honorable Keith John Austin Asche AC QC the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia No. 112 of 1996' concerning the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 on assisted...
- Law denies funds to assisted suicide. // National Catholic Reporter;5/16/97, Vol. 33 Issue 28, p10
Reports on the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act signed by President Bill Clinton on April 30, 1997.
- Court refuses to hear case. Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter;10/31/97, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p8
Reports on the United States Supreme Court's refusal to hear a challenge by the 19th US Circuit Court of Appeal to Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law.
- Christians use courts to fight assisted-suicide measure. Kellner, Mark A. // Christianity Today;1/9/95, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p54
Reports that a US federal judge issued a temporary restraining order to keep the voter-approved, physician-assisted suicide law from taking effect. Preliminary injunction hearing; Waiting period between a patient's request for lethal dose of medication and its dispensing; Moral issues;...
- Is death a right? Bernardi, Peter J. // Christianity Today;5/20/96, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p29
Opinion. Focuses on the cancellation of the ban on physician-assisted suicide in the state of Washington by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Influence of the Supreme Court's abortion rulings on the court's decision; Dismissal of the ethical distinction between direct killing and actions...