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ISSUE _ 3 - University of Pennsylvania Sociology Department...

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University of Pennsylvania Hocine Fetni,  Ph.D. Sociology Department 11/15/07 Law and Society Soci-135-401 Issue 3 Are Restrictions on Physician-Assisted Suicide Constitutional? 1. Justice William H. Rehnquist, who believes that restrictions on physician-assisted suicide are constitutional, declares that the main question presented in the case Washington et al. v. Harold Glucksberg et al. is whether or not Washington's prohibition against "causing" or "aiding" a suicide a. offends the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. b. puts improper restrictions on the right of a terminally ill patient to refuse food and water. c. places an undue burden on physicians to provide treatment to terminally ill patients. d. offends the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 2. According to Justice Rehnquist, research indicates that many people who request physician-assisted suicide a. are delirious and do not realize the implications of making the request. b.
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