Assisted suicide's slippery slope

Leo, John
May 1994
U.S. News & World Report;5/16/94, Vol. 116 Issue 19, p22
Opinion. Suggests that until recently, the `right to die' controversy was about where the abortion controversy was when the Sherri Finkbine case hit the media in 1962. Celeste Michelle Condit's book, `Decoding Abortion Rhetoric'; How rhetoric of the abortion-rights movement with its emphasis on choice and rights has gradually suffused the right-to-die movement; Judge Barbara Rothstein's ruling on the constitutional right to die; Arguments against her ruling.


Related Articles

  • The right to die. Sunstein, Cass R. // Yale Law Journal;Jan97, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p1123 

    Presents the arguments of the state's role in preventing and forbidding physician-assisted suicide in the United States. Distinctions between the right to withdraw life-sustaining equipment and the right to physician-assisted suicide; Questions with regards to the `right to die' as either a...

  • The anatomy of the A-word. Tarvers, J.K. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug91, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p41 

    Reviews the book `Decoding Abortion Rhetoric; Communicating Social Change,' by Celeste Michelle Condit.

  • Abortion Rhetoric. Gow, Haven Bradford // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1991, Issue 11, p6 

    Presents a letter to the editor in response to Guy Condon's review of the book "Decoding Abortion Rhetoric," by Celeste Michelle Condit, which appeared in the December 1990 issue of "First Things."

  • The scope of the Fourteenth Amendment liberty interest: Does the constitution encompass a right... Destro, Robert A. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall94, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p183 

    Discusses the constitutional provision on the right of a person to die. Deregulation of assisted suicide and euthanasia; Michigan law prohibiting assisted suicide; ACLU argument for the existence of a constitutional right to assisted suicide; Privatization of death and the limits of individual...

  • Painful Debate. Cloud, John; Donnelly, Sally B. // Time International (South Pacific Edition);9/27/99, Issue 39, p36 

    Reports on the efforts of the United States Congress to outlaw physician-assisted suicide. Details of the Pain Relief Promotion Act that would send doctors to jail for the practice; Impact on the state of Oregon decision that allows the practice; Potential impact for aggressive treatment of...

  • Decoding Abortion Rhetoric: Communicating Social Change (Book). Benoit, Cecilia // Canadian Journal of Sociology;Summer1991, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p329 

    Reviews the book "Decoding Abortion Rhetoric: Communicating Social Change," by Celeste Michelle Condit.

  • Abortion Talk. Condon, Guy M. // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1990, Issue 8, p56 

    Reviews the book "Decoding Abortion Rhetoric: Communication Social Change," by Celeste Michelle Condit.

  • Decoding Abortion Rhetoric (Book). Jelen, Ted G. // Library Journal;11/1/1989, Vol. 114 Issue 18, p102 

    Reviews the book "Decoding Abortion Rhetoric: Communicating Social Change," by Celeste Michelle Condit.

  • Suicide as a constitutional right? Moskowitz, Ellen // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug94, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p4 

    Discusses two court cases ruled on in May 1994 dealing with physician-assisted suicide. Ruling by a Michigan appellate court in `Hobbins v. Attorney General'; Jack Kevorkian; The differing conclusion reached by a federal court in `Compassion in Dying v. Washington.'


Read the Article

Other Topics