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Karen Ann Quinlan Argumentative Essay

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Even in a persistent vegetative state a person still has fundamental rights under the state and federal constitution to refuse or direct the withdrawal of death prolonging procedures. The hospital fear of removing the feeding tube is justified under most state laws. Only in a few states it has been legalized for physician-assisted suicide. That is they allow doctors to assists patients to end their lives if the patient are to ill to do it by themself. In other states, doctors who assist their dying patient end their life of excoriating pain and suffering could be charged with murder. In the case of Cruzan v. Missouri the precedent was set by Karen Ann Quinlan v. New Jersey. Karen Ann Quinlan was the first case in the United States to argue
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