“Fatal Practices”: A Feminist Analysis of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Hypatia 14 (2):1-25 (1999)
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Abstract

In this essay, I examine the arguments against physician-assisted suicide Susan Wolf offers in her essay, "Gender, Feminism, and Death: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia." I argue that Wolf's analysis of PAS, while timely and instructive in many ways, does not require that feminists reject policy approaches that might permit PAS. The essay concludes with reflections on the relationship between feminism and questions of agency, especially women's agency.

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