U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrote a book that provides a thorough overview of the legal and moral arguments surrounding assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as a comprehensive argument against their legalization.
Gorsuch’s book surveys a large body of case law, histories from the Netherlands and Oregon, medical ethicists, and medical evidence which shows the major motivation behind physician-assisted suicide is clinical depression, not unbearable pain. His lucid style makes it easy to understand and even interesting for non-lawyers.
The strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia are assessed. An argument that goes against and completely rejects the traditions of Western Civilization. Gorsuch then builds a powerful moral and legal argument against legalization for assisted suicide and euthanasia. He builds a moral and legal base on the principle stated in the first chapter “that all human beings are intrinsically valuable and the intentional taking of life by private persons is always wrong.”
The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Neil M. Gorsuch is available at Amazon.