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Wrongful life, wrongful birth, wrongful death, and the right to refuse treatment: can reasonable jurisdictions recognize all but one?
  • M. Strasser
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Missouri law review
  • 3 August 1999
The article examines a variety of arguments offered to justify refusing to recognize wrongful life actions, concluding both that those arguments are unpersuasive and that the developing refusal-of-treatment jurisprudence militates in favor of recognizing an action for wrongful life. Expand
Legally Wed: Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
In a new preface, Mark Strasser discusses recent developments in the legal battle over same-sex marriages in Hawaii. He anticipates the likely state and nationwide impact of the Hawaii SupremeExpand
The Challenge of Same-Sex Marriage: Federalist Principles and Constitutional Protections
In 1998, in response to court decisions suggesting that same-sex marriage bans implicate constitutional guarantees, electorates in Hawaii and Alaska voted to amend their respective constitutions inExpand
Same-Sex Marriage and the Right to Privacy
This article examines whether the right to marry a same-sex partner is protected as a matter of substantive due process. The article reviews how the existing jurisprudence has been interpreted andExpand
Mill and the right to remain uninformed.
  • M. Strasser
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 1 August 1986
It is argued that patients cannot make informed rational decisions without full information and thus, a right to waive information would involve a right in order to avoid one's responsibility to act as an autonomous moral agent. Expand
The new paternalism.
  • M. Strasser
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Bioethics
  • 1 April 1988
The author argues that the belief that patient autonomy has great moral value has justified a new form of medical paternalism which can have effects similar to those of the old rejected form and rejects physician decision making based on patients' previously communicated values or on the theory that patient values are important but not decisive. Expand
On Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and the Rule of Law: Constitutional Interpretation at the Crossroads
This book discusses Baker v. State, the Vermont decision leading to the recognition of civil unions, as well as some of the implications of that decision for those living in Vermont and elsewhere. ItExpand
You Take the Embryos But I Get the House (and the Business): Recent Trends in Awards Involving Embryos Upon Divorce
More and more couples must decide what to do with frozen embryos upon divorce. This article discusses the developing jurisprudence, comparing different approaches adopted or suggested in variousExpand