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Hemlock’s Cup: The Struggle for Death with Dignity
Hemlock’s Cup: The Struggle for Death with Dignity
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1993
Pages: 311
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 879758082

Product Code: 756783380

Donald W. Cox (au). A history of the euthanasia movement in Amer., as represented by its most visible proponent, the Hemlock Soc. Traces the growth of the soc. from its beginnings to its current worldwide fame. The work of Derek Humphry, the society’s founder, is reviewed & the publicity surrounding Dr. Jack Kevorkian & his  “suicide machine” is discussed. Addresses the Wash. (1991) & CA (1992) initiatives to legalize doctor-assisted suicide & the ethical questions they pose. Reflects on the impact of the Quinlan & Cruzan cases to establish the “right to die” . Explores the reasons for the delays in enacting living-will laws in various states. Examines the connections among AIDS, abortion, & assisted suicide, three major medical issues of the 1990s.

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