Year: 1990 Source: Time, (March 19, 1990), p.52-58 SIEC No: 19910862

This article begins by describing the case of 32-year-old Nancy Cruzan, who is alive, but totally incapacitated & unaware due to an auto accident. Her family is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to end her life. The article details similiar cases of chronically or terminally ill people, & outlines American attitudes toward mercy killings. Religious, social & economic arguments are presented. (VM)