Give Me Liberty, By Giving Me Death

Posted on May 2, 2016 by

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Religion Project by Kalil Johnson

The most popular issue of importance, would have to be “The Right to Die.” This topic has been at the forefront of many conversations, and it has been challenged by many throughout the years.

Listed below are a few bullet points that list the history of the Right to Die Movement:

  • In 1868, advocates for the right to die found the constitutional basis of their argument in the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause.
  • In 1976, the Karen Ann Quinlan case sets the first significant legal precedent in the right-to-die movement.
  • 1997 In Washington v. Glucksberg, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules that the due process clause does not, in fact, protect physician-assisted suicide.

In the podcast below, I will state the facts, and begin my own analysis of each media report.

Although this article is a little dated, it does show great statistics of who and why these people often choose a dignified death.

Works Cited:

  1. http://www.priestsforlife.org/euthanasia/freedomtodie.html
  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/08/catholic-church-opposes-right-to-die_n_7752586.html
  3. http://www.thenation.com/article/at-catholic-hospitals-a-right-to-life-but-not-a-right-to-death/
  4. http://religionnews.com/2016/04/29/diane-rehm-wants-a-national-discussion-of-right-to-die/
  5. http://www.kmtv.com/news/local-news/right-to-die-bill-stalled-in-committee-supporters-hope-for-new-life
  6. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/03/24/is-there-a-right-to-dieupporters-hope-for-new-life
  7. http://civilliberty.about.com/od/euthanasiasuicide/tp/Right-to-Die-History-Timeline.htm
  8. https://www.verywell.com/karen-ann-quinlan-1132049
  9. http://time.com/3551560/brittany-maynard-right-to-die-laws/
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