Tagged: Rights


Inalienability…a good thing?

I am a supporter of physician-assisted suicide, as I am a supporter of suicide as a whole, given an individual is legally competent to make that decision (though the merits of that distinction, I allow, are up for debate). Thus, I welcomed the court's decision. My thoughts did not turn to the legal or constitutional particulars of the issue, however. Instead, I thought about what the inalienable right to life meant, because it's not as clear-cut as one might think.