TITLE

Robert Latimer: Bait and switch

AUTHOR(S)
Koch, Tom
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p360
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the disapproval of Robert Latimer's request for day parole after killing his 12-year-old daughter, Tracy, who was born with cerebral palsy, due to consideration of public protection in Canada. He assesses that civil libertarians sought to end Latimer's ordeal, since mercy killing is a minor crime of the country. He argues that consideration of Tracy's murder as act of compassion might lead for anyone to kill a fragile relative out of mercy.
ACCESSION #
28794939

 

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