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The sensitivity argument against child euthanasia
  1. Geoff Keeling
  1. Correspondence to Geoff Keeling, Department of Philosophy, Cotham House, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK; geoff.keeling.2016{at}


Is there a moral difference between euthanasia for terminally ill adults and euthanasia for terminally ill children? Luc Bovens considers five arguments to this effect, and argues that each is unsuccessful. In this paper, I argue that Bovens' dismissal of the sensitivity argument is unconvincing.

  • Euthanasia
  • Palliative Care
  • Clinical Ethics

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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