Compassion and the Personalism of American Jurisprudence: Bioethical Entailments

  • R. Mary Hayden LemmonsEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 110)


Prima facie, compassion seems to dictate the permissibility of assisted suicide for the terminally ill as well as the permissibility of in vitro fertilization for desperate would-be parents.


Medical Professional Free Choice Human Person Assisted Suicide Equal Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of St. ThomasSt. PaulUSA

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