The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

Katie Engelhart

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die
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The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

Katie Engelhart

Meet Adam. He’s twenty-seven years old, articulate and attractive. He also wants to die. Should he be helped? In The Inevitable, award-winning journalist Katie Engelhart explores one of our most abiding taboos: that of assisted suicide. From Avril, the 80-year-old British woman illegally importing pentobarbital to the Australian doctor dispensing suicide manuals online, Engelhart travels the world to hear the stories behind one of today’s most hotly debated ethical dilemmas. At once intensely troubling and profoundly moving, The Inevitable interrogates our most uncomfortable moral questions. Should a paralyzed teenager be allowed to end her life? Should we be free to die painlessly before dementia takes our mind? But the book also does something more. In examining our end, it sheds crucial light on what it means to flourish and live.

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