Year: 1992 Source: New York: Paragon House, 1992. p.209-221 SIEC No: 20030379

This chapter presents several philosophical theories that assert that individuals have the right to die. Theories based on individual rights, utilitarianism, & legislative efficacy are included. British cases are included to supplement philosophical judgments of moral worth. The controversy of voluntary choice in euthanasia is presented. Differences between active & passive euthanasia are included. The author argues that if passive euthanasia is morally permissible, active euthanasia should acquire the same status. (16 refs) (SC)