Euthanasia in America - Past, Present, and Future: A Review of a Merciful End and Forced Exit

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Edward Larson

Pepperdine University School of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

In this article Professor Larson reviews two books regarding euthanasia in America - 'Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America' by Ian Dowbiggin and 'Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder' by Wesley J. Smith. Professor Larson summarizes and comments on both books as well as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1997 opinions in Washington v. Glucksburg and Vacco v. Quill.

Keywords: euthanasia, assisted suicide, Ian Dowbiggin, Wesley J. Smith, book review, Washington v. Glucksburg, Vacco v. Quill

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Larson, Edward J., Euthanasia in America - Past, Present, and Future: A Review of a Merciful End and Forced Exit (2004). Michigan Law Review, Vol. 102, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493811

Edward J. Larson (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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