Year: 2000 Source: First Things: a Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life, no.104, (June 2000), p. 21-23 SIEC No: 20060974

The author states he was disappointed when he failed to find a serious discussion about why the right to life should be considered “unalienable”. He finds this omission in the literature odd since, by definition, a right to assistance in suicide implies a right to the alienation of life. Because he could not find any sources on unalienable rights in the context of assisted-suicide, he creates his own using arguments from various philosophers & American law.