Challenging some myths about the right to life at the end of life. 2: Reinstating the ethically excluded

Clinical Ethics 7 (1):24-27 (2012)


This article continues the rejection of certain myths about the right to life at the end of life commenced in an article in the previous issue of the journal Clinical Ethics. It focuses upon ethical arguments that seek to exclude two categories of human beings from the usual protection of human life: those described as ‘non-persons’ and those ‘designated for death’. The article argues that, while the protection offered to life by means of the right to life is far from absolute, the right remains applicable to all human beings, irrespective of their life expectancy or mental capacity

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