Year: 1987 Source: Issues in Law and Medicine, v.3, no.2, (Fall 1987), p.141-168 SIEC No: 19910527

The author of this article argues that many people who argue for euthanasia have a hidden agenda: they are arguing for cost-effectiveness. He asserts that allowing assisted suicide would get rid of an array of socially devalued & disadvantaged people, such as people with disabilities, the elderly, & sick people. The case of Elizabeth Bouvia, who had cerebral palsy, & committed suicide because of her ordeals with social & educational institutions, is described. (VM)