Year: 1992 Source: The Western Journal of Medicine, v.157, no.2, (August 1992), p.190-191 SIEC No: 19920921

The author offers another perspective on the assisted-suicide/euthanasia debate. It is argued that euthanasia activists have long advocated “voluntary” euthanasia for people with disabilities. The cases of Elizabeth Bouvia & Larry McAfee are cited as examples. Longmore says that the suicides of disabled people are already socially & legally sanctioned & that the health care system & the courts must stop abetting these suicides. He proposes 3 guidelines that should be adopted. (6 refs.)