Faith & Science

Several states are considering legislative measures to let physicians prescribe (but not administer) a lethal dose of a toxic drug to their patients, thereby assisting their patients to commit suicide. This is known as physician-assisted suicide. Advocates of this practice assure us that this can be a good choice for someone who is dying, or who wants to die.

If physician-assisted suicide really represents a “good choice,” we need to ask: why should only physicians be...


When I make presentations on end-of-life decision making, I sometimes have

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Back in the early 1800s, most practicing physicians refused to believe that the simple

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