Title

Death, Legal and Illegal

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2-1974

Publisher

Atlantic Monthly Group

Source Publication

The Atlantic Monthly

Source ISSN

1072-7825

Abstract

Four ways of ending life remain or have become legal in the eyes of at least some of the United States, notes the author: abortion, capital punishment, war, and suicide; "mercy killing" remains illegal. But shifts are occurring, writes Catholic theologian Maguire, that "reflect a recognition that we have overestimated our right to kill in a military setting, and underestimated it in some medical and private settings."

Comments

The Atlantic Monthly, February 1974. Permalink.