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Politicizing the End of Life: Lessons from the Schiavo Controversy

28 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2012  

Barbara A. Noah

Western New England University School of Law

Date Written: January 12, 2012

Abstract

In this Article the Author addresses the essential fact that individual choice remain the touchstone in end-of-life decision-making, and that courts, legislatures, and individuals do everything possible to prevent this very precious choice from being held hostage to the vicissitudes of political or moral change.

Keywords: right to die, Terri's law, Theresa Schiavo, end of life, health law, medical jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Noah, Barbara A., Politicizing the End of Life: Lessons from the Schiavo Controversy (January 12, 2012). University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 107, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1983338

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