SOME 30 YEARS AGO an eminent constitutional law scholar, Charles L. Black, Jr, spoke of 'toiling uphill against that heaviest of all argumental weights- the weight of a slogan.' I am reminded of that observation when I confront the slogan the 'right to die.' Few rallying cries or slogans are more appealing and seductive than the 'right to die.' But few are more fuzzy, more misleading, or more misunderstood.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Kamisar, Yale. "Physician Assisted Suicide: The Last Bridge to Active Voluntary Euthanasia." In Euthanasia Examined: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives , edited by J. Keown, 225-60. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995.