Year: 1988 Source: Euthanasia Review, v.3, no.1, (Spring/Summer 1988), p.44-55 SIEC No: 20021215

The author argues that easy acceptance of passive euthanasia leads inexorably to the doorstep of active euthanasia. He traces how active euthanasia is gaining acceptance in public opinion & the media. He explores the moral distinctions between active & passive euthanasia & what effect the legalization of both forms could have on quality of life & the notion of the intrinsic value of life. He closes his article by drawing on the “lessons” of the abortion debate as a deterrent for the legalization of active euthanasia.