Year: 1994 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.24, no.2, (March-April 1994), p.45-46 SIEC No: 19940517

In this letter to the editor, Hook addresses an article by Sedler, “The Constitution in Hastening Inevitable Death” (see SIEC #931008). Contrary to Sedler, Hook argues that physicians should not use their knowledge & skills for the sole purpose of killing, either directly or indirectly, through assisted suicide. He also argues that there is nothing in the American constitution that gives an individual the right to demand another’s assistance in their suicide.