Year: 1996 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.26, no.3, (1996), p.23-24 SIEC No: 20030094

This article reports on the ruling of two federal court decisions that state statutes prohibiting assisted suicide could not be applied against physicians who provide the means by which terminally ill patients can end their lives. The implications of this, especially that of judicial opinions for a broader practice of assisted suicide & active euthanasia, are discussed. (5 refs)