Defending the sanctity of life principle : a reply to John Keown
McGee, Andrew (2011) Defending the sanctity of life principle : a reply to John Keown. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), pp. 820-834.
This article is a response to Professor Keown’s criticism of my paper “Finding a Way Through the Ethical and Legal Maze: Withdrawal of Medical Treatment and Euthanasia” (2005) 13 (3) Medical Law Review 357. The article takes up and responds to a number of criticisms raised by Keown in an attempt to further the debate concerning the moral and legal status of withdrawing life-sustaining measures, its distinction from euthanasia, and the implications of the lawfulness of withdrawal for the principle of the sanctity of life.
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