Chapter 11: Deliberate Termination of Life and Physician Assisted Suicide: Aid in Dying

Section 5. Case Study

Carlos Serrano

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:

http://www.robertlatimer.com/

http://cbc.ca/news/indepth/background/latimer_robert.html

http://www.normemma.com/artaleof.htm

http://www.rights.org/deathnet/freelatimer.html

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2002/jan/020117a.html

Articles containing ethical analysis:

http://www.ualberta.ca/~bioethic/Articles/Browne%20article.doc

http://www.lakecity.cc.fl.us/courses/tmoses/racheluploadchponeworddoc.html

http://www.hospicecare.com/Ethics/fohrdoc.htm

http://www.gpcomp.com/waterloounitarian/Inherent.html

http://www.christianhelps.org/euthanasia.htm#argfor

http://www.chninternational.com/tomkoch.htm

http://www.redemptorists.com/ethics/articles/22senate.htm

Sandra Dowd

Case study 11

 

A Canadian Tragedy, the Tracy Latimer story.

Background on Robert Latimer and the story of his daughter

http://cbc.ca/news/indepth/background/latimer_robert.html

The Supreme court case of Robert Latimer

http://www.normemma.com/latimer_judgement.htm

Robert Latimer and his sentence for killing his daughter

http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/templates/view.cgi?/news/2001/01/18/latimer_scoc010118

Public position on the fate of Robert Latimer

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1008284505375&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News

Public support for Robert Latimer, and legalizing Euthanasia

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/127/03/oped01.html

The case for assisted suicide and euthanasia and the Tracy Latimer case

http://www.aidslaw.ca/Maincontent/otherdocs/Newsletter/spring1997/12GARMAIE.html

 

 

 

 

Tracy and Robert Latimer

http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/Tracy%2bLatimer/8/T=1019504396/F=c1d3b54e7b1ad5e785128fdb1218ae25/*http://www.ualberta.ca/~bioethic/Articles/Browne%20article.doc

Comments from an ethicist on the Latimer case

http://srd.yahoo.com/goo/Tracy%2bLatimer/9/T=1019504396/F=2ab636fa1575092dd4dd2de942a5a823/*http://www.phen.ab.ca/materials/het/het12-01d.html

An ethicist comments on the case of Robert Latimer

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/127/03/oped01.html

 

An ethical journals comments and opinions on Euthanasia and the Latimer case

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/126/03/canada02.html

An ethical journal response to the latimer case, and decision, also ethical decisions related to euthanasia

http://www.culturalrenewal.ca/lex/lex-24.htm

 

Comments from an ethics network on the Tracy Latimer case and Euthanasia

http://www.chninternational.com/tracy.htm

 

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