Year: 1996 Source: Death Studies, v.20, no.6, (November-December 1996), p.627-630 SIEC No: 19970893

This article is a rebuttal to legal arguments raised by Stephen Carter who argues that the 14th Amendment cannot be used to support the right to assisted suicide. The author also addresses Carter’s other arguments that assisted suicide should not be legislated because such decisions in the past have led to unwanted results & that legislation would cut off the debate regarding assisted suicide. The views of Callahan & Emmanuel are also addressed. Germane aspects of the U.S. Constitution, abortion, & morality are included. (2 refs) (SC)