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Pros and Cons by Issue
Issue: CORE QUESTION
Issue: Moral Differences in Forms of Assisted Dying
Issue: Religious Concerns
Issue: Law and Public Policy
Issue: Oregon Death with Dignity Act
Does Oregon Have the Legal Right to Administer Drugs for the Purposes of Physician-Assisted Suicide?
Issue: Dr. Kevorkian
Issue: Terri Schiavo
Issue: Futility Policies
Issue: Euthanasia in Practice
Issue: Physician Involvement in Euthanasia and PAS
Would Legalizing Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Destroy Patient Trust in the Medical Profession?
How Common Is It for Physicians to Participate in Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, despite the Legal Prohibition against Them?
Issue: American Healthcare System
Would Legalizing Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Save Money for the American Healthcare System?
Are the Economic Pressures in the American Health Care System too Great to Safely Legalize Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide?
Would Financial Motivations Encourage Insurance Companies, Health Care Providers, and Patients to Seek Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide if Those Options Were Legally Available?
Issue: Living Wills, Advance Directives, & Power of Attorney
Issue: Palliative Care
Would Legalizing Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Undermine the Quality of Palliative Care That Patients Receive?
Issue: "Slippery Slope" Argument
Would Legalizing Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Create a "Slippery Slope" to Involuntary Euthanasia?
Has Legalizing Voluntary Euthanasia in Belgium and Holland Created a "Slippery Slope" to Involuntary Euthanasia?
Issue: Doctrine of Double Effect
Issue: Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
Issue: Infants & the Groningen Protocol
Issue: Special Groups