Year: 1995 Source: Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, v.9, no.2, (1995), p.345-366 SIEC No: 20020909

In this article I argue first that dying, as a social construct, has undergone a significant restructuring during the course of the present century. I then argue that dying occupies a precarious place in the current substantive due to process jurisprudence of the US Supreme Court. Finally I argue that dying & the diminishment that is ordinarily incident to it ought to be of special interest to Christian communities just insofar as that diminishment has the potential to reveal certain basic truths about the human condition.