Assisted-suicide ruling draws criticism

April 1996
Christian Century;4/24/96, Vol. 113 Issue 14, p447
Focuses on Cardinal Bernard Law's comments on the US Supreme Court's ruling of a federal appeals court that overturned New York state's ban on assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Criticisms by the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the Christian Legal Society.


Related Articles

  • The cardinal's cover-up. Lehoczky, Etelka // Advocate;4/13/2004, Issue 912, p64 

    Presents information on the theatrical production "Sin: A Cardinal Deposed," directed by David Zak. Remarks from playwright Michael Murphy on the production; Overview of the story; Background of Cardinal Bernard Law.

  • Law's example of victory by compromise. McBrien, Richard P. // National Catholic Reporter;9/22/95, Vol. 31 Issue 41, p19 

    Comments on the resolution of conflicts within the Catholic Church. Consideration of possible legitimacy of the other party's grievance; Ordination of women; Clerical celibacy; Abortion and birth control; Boston, Massachusetts' Cardinal Bernard Law's caring for a priest who got infected with AIDS.

  • AND NOW FOR SOMETHING NOT SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT . . . Neuhaus, Richard John // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Nov1996, Issue 67, p74 

    Focuses on the Catholic Common Ground Project to be launched by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, Illinois which is aimed at reconciling differences among U.S. Catholics. Views of Cardinal James Hickey of Washington on the its purpose; Criticism of Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston,...

  • BRING THE POPE TO JUSTICE. Hitchens, Christopher // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);5/3/2010 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 155 Issue 18, p36 

    The article argues that senior members of the Catholic Church hierarchy including Pope Benedict (Joseph Ratzinger) should be held to account in secular courts for their role in various alleged instances of child sexual abuse by priests. In the author's view the Church has no right to protect...

  • Cardinal Law Gives Deposition in Civil Suit Against Archdiocese.  // America;5/20/2002, Vol. 186 Issue 17, p4 

    Reports that Cardinal Bernard F. Law was interrogated under oath on May 8, 2002. Suit against law and the Archdiocese of Boston which alleges that he was negligent in supervising priest John J. Geoghan; Accusations against Geoghan for sexually abusing children; Outlook for a settlement with the...

  • 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.

  • 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...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics