Resolving arguments about the sanctity of life: a response to Long

Journal of Medical Ethics 14 (4):198-199 (1988)

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Thomas Long has argued that there is an irreconcilable metaphysical difference between the views of those who, like ourselves, believe that on quality-of-life grounds it is sometimes justifiable to end the life of a severely handicapped infant, and those who, like Paul Ramsey, reject this view. Because of this metaphysical difference, Long considers it impossible for our arguments to refute Ramsey's position. We disagree
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DOI 10.1136/jme.14.4.198
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