Year: 1998 Source: Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. p.343-366 SIEC No: 20021276

The major argument opposing active euthanasia is examined. The author attempts to show that the slippery slope is not merely a theoretical possibility, but a present reality. It is argued that the practice of euthanasia will necessarily evolve along at least two dimensions simultaneously: the scope of indications (beginning with terminal illnesses & ending with euthanasia on demand) & the degree of voluntariness (beginning wilth voluntary euthanasia & ending with involuntary euthanasia for the benefit of others).