Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-202) and index.
IS ASSISTED SUICIDE ETHICAL? YES : ASSISTED SUICIDE IS ETHICAL : Allowing competent people to commit suicide is ethical / Robert Young -- Assisted suicide is compassionate / Richard T. Hull -- Assisted suicide promotes personal autonomy / Betty Rollin -- Elderly view assisted suicide as a way to protect their dignity / Prem S. Fry -- NO : ASSISTED SUICIDE IS NOT ETHICAL : Assisted suicide distorts the meaning of mercy / Trudy Chun and Marian Wallace -- Assisted suicide distorts the meaning of personal autonomy / Jerome R. Wernow -- Legalizing assisted suicide would harm women / Sidney Callahan -- SHOULD ASSISTED-SUICIDE DECISIONS BE MADE BY THE STATES : YES : ASSISTED-SUICIDE DECISIONS SHOULD BE MAKE BY THE STATES : Allowing the states to make assisted-suicide decisions will not harm America / Michael C. Dorf -- States have the authority to allow the use of federally controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide / Robert E. Jones -- Federal government's attempt to ban assisted suicide threatens federalism / Nelson Lund -- Executive branch's attempt to ban assisted suicide threatens democracy / J. Paul Oetken -- NO : ASSISTED-SUICIDE DECISIONS SHOULD NOT BE MADE BY THE STATES : States do not have the authority to allow the use of federally controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide / International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -- Allowing states to violate federal laws by legalizing assisted suicide subverts medical ethics / Wesley J. Smith -- Assisted-suicide decisions made by the states threaten human life protections / National Right to life Committee and Oregon Right to Life -- States do not have the authority to exempt physicians from federal laws / Christopher Hook -- WOULD LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE HARM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE? YES : LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE WOULD HARM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE : Legalizing physician-assisted suicide would harm the care of terminally ill patients / Ezekiel J. Emanuel -- Legalizing physician-assisted suicide would lead to abuses / Marilyn Golden -- Legalizing assisted suicide would lead to involuntary killing / Oregon Right to Life -- Assisted suicide would be mandated for economic reasons / Wesley J. Smith -- Legalizing assisted suicide would damage the physician-patient relationship / Physicians for compassionate Care -- NO : LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE WOULD NOT HARM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE : Legalizing assisted suicide would help physicians reduce suffering of terminally ill patients / Peter Rogatz -- Legalizing assisted suicide has improved the care of terminally ill patients / Linda Ganzini -- Assisted suicide will not lead to involuntary euthanasia / Donald E. Lee -- HOW DOES THE WORLD VIEW ASSISTED SUICIDE? : Worldwide approval for assisted suicide is increasing / Gerald A. Larue -- Most Dutch physicians endorse assisted suicide / Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen et al. -- Dutch physicians increasingly oppose assisted suicide / F. P. Tros -- Most Canadians want physician-assisted suicide legalized / Bob Lane -- Canadian doctors reject physician-assisted suicide / Richard A. MacLachlan and Philip C. Hebert -- Assisted suicide should be legalized in England / Mary Warnock -- British physicians oppose assisted suicide / Right to Life UK.