Year: 1985 Source: Duquesne Law Review, v.24, no.1, (Fall 1985), p.1-242 SIEC No: 19940298

In addressing suicide as an U.S.A. Constitutional Right, the author presents: contemporary advocacy of suicide, historical attitudes toward suicide (ancient judiac culture through to contemporary religious viewpoints); English Common Law & the degree to which it was transplanted to the colonies; & other jurisprudential considerations related to suicide. It concludes it is impossible for society to be neutral on the issue of suicide. (many notes/refs; applicable state laws appended.)