The politics of palliative care and the ethical boundaries of medicine: Gonzales v. Oregon as a cautionary tale.

  • Bryan Hilliard
  • Published 2007 in
    The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal…

Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-decision in Gonzales v. Oregon is the latest defeat for the Bush administration in its sustained attack on Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law. Both the majority opinion and the major dissent in Oregon provide an opportunity to assess the dangers inherent in allowing a political agenda that emphasizes the sanctity of life and… (More)

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