Year: 1998 Source: University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, v.75, no.3, (Spring 1998), p.557-594 SIEC No: 20031028

This article explores the contours of the legal & social discussion that surrounds the question of personal rights & communal responsibilities at the end of life. It attempts to place this question in a context through which responsible public policy might be developed & evaluated. The author aims to suggest a lens through which public policy makers might weigh the competing demands & resolve the arguemtnts for & against continuing the traditional ban against assisting in a suicide.