In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
An aging population and the associated end-of-life challenges have combined to keep assisted suicide at the center of the nation’s moral concerns.
Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University, a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of several books on medicine and ethics, including Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He has written about the balance between medical ethics and the right to a […]