Year: 1989 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.19, no.1, (Supplement, January/February 1989). p.16-19 SIEC No: 19890812

Discusses how arguments in favor of assisted suicide entail a statement about the value of life & whether the social & legal acceptance of assisted suicide is due to the interaction of other factors e.g. health care costs, psychological vulnerability of elderly & dying patients, mental incompetence, terminal illness, prejudice against disabled people, the character of the medical profession, & the human will to exercise power over others which may result in innocent lives being threatened. (CM)