Euthanasia: Opposing Viewpoints
(Opposing Viewpoints Series)

James D. Torr


Table of Contents
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Is Euthanasia Ethical?
Chapter Preface
Voluntary Euthanasia Is Ethical - Derek Humphry
Voluntary Euthanasia Is Unethical - Daniel P. Sulmasy
Euthanasia Violates Christian Beliefs
Michigan Catholic Conference
Euthanasia Does Not Violate Christian Beliefs - John Shelby Spong
Voluntary Euthanasia Shows Compassion for the Dying
Marcia Angell Arguments for Euthanasia Are Unconvincing
International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force
Periodical Bibliography
Should Voluntary Euthanasia Be Legalized?
Chapter Preface
Voluntary Euthanasia Should Be Legalized - Faye J. Girsh
Voluntary Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized - Yale Kamisar
Legalized Euthanasia in the Netherlands Has Not Harmed Dutch Society - Ellen Goodman
Legalized Euthanasia in the Netherlands Has Harmed Dutch Society - Terry Golway
Hospice Care Can Make Assisted Suicide Unnecessary - Joe Loconte
Dying Patients Should Have Access to Both Hospice Care and Assisted Suicide - Timothy E. Quill
Periodical Bibliography
Would Legalizing Euthanasia Lead to Involuntary Killing?
Chapter Preface
Legalizing Euthanasia Would Lead to Involuntary Killing - James Thornton
Legalizing Euthanasia Would Not Lead to Involuntary Killing - Gerald A. Larue
Legalizing Voluntary Euthanasia Would Threaten the Disabled - Diane Coleman
Legalizing Voluntary Euthanasia Would Not Threaten the Disabled Hemlock Society
Safeguards Cannot Prevent Abuse of Legalized Euthanasia - Herbert Hendin
Safeguards Can Prevent Abuse of Legalized Euthanasia
Part I: David Orentlicher, Part II: Robert Young
Periodical Bibliography
Should Physicians Assist in Suicide?
Chapter Preface
Assisted Suicide Is an Ethically Acceptable Practice for Physicians - Kenneth Cauthen
Assisted Suicide Is Not an Ethically Acceptable Practice for Physicians - Lonnie R. Bristow
Physicians Should Be Legally Permitted to Assist in Suicide - Derek Humphry, Mary Clement
Physicians Should Not Be Legally Permitted to Assist in Suicide - Leon R. Kass, Nelson Lund
Periodical Bibliography
For Further Discussion Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books

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