Voluntary Euthanasia

[Revised entry by Robert Young on December 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The entry sets out five conditions often said to be necessary for anyone to be a candidate for legalized
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[Revised entry by Robert Young on December 16, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The entry sets out five conditions often said to be necessary for anyone to be a candidate for legalized voluntary euthanasia (and, with appropriate qualifications, physician-assisted suicide), outlines the moral case advanced by those in favor of legalizing voluntary euthanasia, and discusses the five most important objections made by those who deny that voluntary euthanasia is morally permissible and who are, in consequence, opposed to its being legalized....

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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