Last Rights: The Struggle Over the Right to Die

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Law - 220 pages
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Last Rights is a compassionate, comprehensive, up-to-the-minute examination of the right-to-die movement in America and the medical, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding euthanasia. The stories behind the headlines are revealed - both (in)famous and lesser known - through stirring personal testimonies. Airing the views of activists and opponents, Sue Woodman considers the complex questions that will continue to engage us for as long as we live and die. In the end, we are left with this question: Could the right to die be humankind's ultimate civil rights struggle?
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
7
CHAPTER 4
25
A WorldView of Death
43
Dispensing Mercy or Murder?
59
CHAPTER 7
83
CHAPTER 8
99
CHAPTER 9
117
CHAPTER 10
139
Suspicion and Fear from the Vulnerable
153
CHAPTER 12
167
Navigating
181
POSTSCRIPT
195
INDEX
209
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Sue Woodman is a freelance journalist who specializes in health and social issues for a number of national magazines including Allure, New Woman, Ms., and McCalls. She also writes features for U.S. and British publications such as The Nation, The Independent of London, and the Manchester Guardian. For many years Woodman was a New York correspondent for BBC domestic and world service radio and UNICEF radio worldwide.

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