Laurence Tribe, JD, Professor at Harvard Law School and expert on health law, was quoted in an Apr. 7, 1996 article titled "The Right to Suicide, Some Worry, Could Evolve Into a Duty to Die," published in the New York Times:

“There are far greater economic pressures on patients who must maintain expensive life-sustaining treatment than on those forced to endure painful, drawn-out illnesses where no such therapy is available…and there has been no evidence that people in those situations are being pushed to withdraw treatment because of the high cost.”

Apr. 7, 1996