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Washington v. Glucksberg
Respondents sought to have the ban against physician assisted suicide was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. Petitioners claim that the Fourteenth Amendment protects liberty that extends to a personal choice by a mentally competent, terminally ill adult to commit physician assisted suicide. The lower court held for Respondents, and Petitioners appeal, contending that the state has an interest in not allowing such suicide.
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