University of Connecticut School of Law
The subject is law at the beginning and end of life. Most of my work is in the area of general health law: law and medicine, public health law, and health and human rights. But this is my favorite subject area, and I expect you to ask me the hardest questions you can. I am not saying I can answer them, but if I cannot that is my fault, not yours. I am going to make a pretty broad argument today about law and medicine; specifically about how new medical technology and medical practice standards have eclipsed religion (and sometimes common sense) in the courts, and in our lives. Medical technology so fascinates us that we often feel we are not in charge of our lives and futures anymore. So we often do things simply because they can be done; not because we have engaged in any societal debate to decide they should be done.
George J. Annas,
The Limits of Law at the Limits of Life: Lessons from Cannibalism, Euthanasia, Abortion, and the Court-Ordered Killing of One Conjoined Twin to Save the Other,
Connecticut Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.bu.edu/faculty_scholarship/1231