Gorsuch views against aid in dying issue for hearings

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Takeaway

  • Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings are likely to include discussion of his outspoken views about physician-assisted suicide.
  • Gorsuch has written extensively against aid in dying, including a 2006 book, The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.

Why this matters

  • Citing the "inviolability" of human life, Gorsuch wrote that he opposes giving terminally ill people drugs to bring about death.
  • He suggested that allowing aid in dying could lead to the abuse of vulnerable people.
  • An advocate for Compassion & Ch...