Document Type

Article

Publication Title

St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

Once the Supreme Court issues it decision in the cases of Quill v. Vacco1 and Compassion in Dying v. Washington2 regarding the constitutionality of outlawing physician-assisted suicide for competent and terminally ill persons, the tension surrounding legal, medical, religious and ethical issues concerning end of life decision making will not be resolved.

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