Chapter 11: Deliberate Termination of Life and Physician Assisted Suicide: Aid in Dying
|Section 5. Case Study
Title: Robert Latimer and his disabled daughter
Description: This is the case of Canadian farmer, Robert Latimer, who killed his daughter who had severe cerebral palsy because he felt that she was in agony and he loved her and didn?t want to see her suffer. He was charged with murder, convicted, and sentenced to life with possibility of parole in 10 years.
Articles explaining the case:
Articles containing ethical analysis:
Case study 11
A Canadian Tragedy, the Tracy Latimer story.
Background on Robert Latimer and the story of his daughter
The Supreme court case of Robert Latimer
Robert Latimer and his sentence for killing his daughter
Public position on the fate of Robert Latimer
Public support for Robert Latimer, and legalizing Euthanasia
The case for assisted suicide and euthanasia and the Tracy Latimer case
Tracy and Robert Latimer
Comments from an ethicist on the Latimer case
An ethicist comments on the case of Robert Latimer
An ethical journals comments and opinions on Euthanasia and the Latimer case
An ethical journal response to the latimer case, and decision, also ethical decisions related to euthanasia
Comments from an ethics network on the Tracy Latimer case and Euthanasia
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