Thursday, September 28, 2023
Serious concerns about pervasive, persistent, and unjustified social inequalities have prompted a small—but growing—number of academic commentators to raise some hard and troubling questions for those who would like to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Ronald A. Lindsay’s “Should We Impose Quotas? Evaluating the ‘Disparate Impact’ Argument Against Legalization of Assisted Suicide,” seeks to answer some of those questions, engaging equality-based critiques of the arguments for legalizing assisted suicide. This work shows some of the ways Lindsay’s thoughtful analysis still comes up short.