Saying no to life: Reflections on death and justice

Avila, Daniel
December 1993
Issues in Law & Medicine;Winter93, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p227
Academic Journal
Examines the nonvoluntary termination of tube-feeding for people who are unconscious from the viewpoint of justice. Author as guardian ad litem of Sue Ann Lawrance, a person diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state; Petition by Lawrance's parents for the state court's permission to withdraw sustenance from their daughter; Lawrance's right to live.


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