Feminism, Assisted Death, Euthanasia, Policy, Legislation, Public Debate, Law Reform
Although a great deal of public attention has recently been focused on issues around assisted death remarkably little of it has come from an explicitly feminist perspective. This is a serious omission at a time when legislators are feeling pressure to review and perhaps revise existing policies on assisted death, and when the policies they contemplate may have a significant negative and disproportionate impact on women. We think it is essential that there be some discussion of these issues from an explicitly feminist perspective in order to ensure that concerns about the oppression of women become part of the public debate in this controversial field.
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Jocelyn Downie & Susan Sherwin, "A Feminist Exploration of Issues around Assisted Death" (1996) 15:2 St Louis U Pub L Rev