Year: 1988 Source: Euthanasia Review, v.3, no.2, (Fall/Winter 1988), p.87-106 SIEC No: 20021211

Examines the high support in opinion polls which exists for both suicide (choosing to die) & euthanasia (assisted dying) in cases of terminal illness. Argues that while appellate courts in the United States have sustained the right to have treatment stopped in such cases, they still deny they are justifying either suicide or euthanasia. Due to this, the author calls for a re-examination of American jurisprudence, & argues that the reasonable course of action would be to decriminalize euthanasia, just as suicide has been decriminalized.