The Right to Die Debate: A Documentary History


Rapid changes in medical care and in society's attitudes about death have made the right-to-die debate a timely topic, but its roots can be traced back to the founding of this country. High school and college students can explore the history of this debate through this unique collection of primary documents. Government reports, court cases, statements from religious groups, and many other contributions provide a thorough examination of the arguments for and against allowing people to make their own decisions about how and when they die. An explanatory introduction precedes each document to aid the user in understanding the various arguments that have been put forth in this debate, encouraging consideration from all sides when drawing conclusions.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Karen Kaplan Orloff
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999


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