At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

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NYU Press, Jun 11, 2012 - Law - 224 pages
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“Comprehensive, thoroughly engrossing, surprisingly balanced!” – Tinsley E. Yarbrough, Emeritus professor of Political Science, East Carolina University

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Changing Nature of Death in America
13
2 The Plight of the Incompetent Patient in a Permanent Vegetative State PVS
27
3 Terri Schiavos Tragic Odyssey 19902005
51
4 What Freedom Do We Have to Die with Dignity? The US Supreme Court Decides 1997
67
Passing Legislation Allowing Death with Dignity
105
Oregon and Washington
131
7 Americas Transplants
163
Notes
173
Cases Cited
205
Bibliography
207
Index
217
About the Author
229
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Howard Ball is Emeritus Professor of Political Science and University Scholar at the University of Vermont and Adjunct Professor of Law at Vermont Law School.

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