Church discusses the amicus brief to the US Supreme Court in the companion assisted suicide cases of "Washington v. Glucksberg" and "Vacco v. Quill," in which six philosophers offer their views. The philosophers' charge--that prohibiting physician-assisted suicide can only be based on impermissible sectarian religious or ethical premises--can be raised against their "neutral" liberal argument itself.
The Rhetoric of Neutrality and the Philosophers’ Brief: A Critique of the Amicus Brief of Six Moral Philosophers in Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill,
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