Year: 1992 Source: The Western Journal of Medicine, v.157, no.2, (August 1992), p.192-193 SIEC No: 19920923

Jonsen discusses the philosophical implications of Initiative 119, the proposed Washington state legislation that would have legalized active euthanasia. The bill was defeated. Jonsen argues that although active euthanasia seems plausible & liberal, it only offers a technological solution to the inevitability of death. Active euthanasia would abolish dying but not death itself. (1 ref.)