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Is There a Right to Die?
Aired 9/5/1996

Until recently, assisted suicide was illegal, but court decisions have affirmed the right of terminally ill patients to receive suicide help from doctors. Are we making dying more humane or are we entering a brave new world of state-sanctioned euthanasia?
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  Daniel Callahan
    director and co-founder of the Hastings Center in Westchester County, author of The Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death
  Leon Kass
    professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago, author of The Hungry Soul
  Steve Jamison
    professor of behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco
  Jonathan Turley
    law professor at George Washington University

Originally Aired: 9/5/1996

   
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