Year: 1998 Source: Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy, v.12, no.2, (1998), p.529-566 SIEC No: 20020905

The difference between the operational acceptability of the woman’s right to a safe & legal abortion & the absence of operational acceptability of the terminally ill person’s right to make the choice to hasten inevitable death is explainable, in my opinion, by Supreme Court decisions, a quarter-century apart, reflecting different value judgements about the meaning of Constitution as it relates to the beginning & end of life.