- In his 2009 book, US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch opposed physician assisted suicide
- Joel Zivot: Gorsuch is correct because doctors have a tendency to abuse this power and deprive patients of autonomy
Joel Zivot is an associate professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Emory University and adjunct professor of law at Emory Law School. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)In his book titled "The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia," released in 2009, US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch states, "All human beings are intrinsically valuable, and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong." Here, "private persons" refers to physicians, as it is generally uncontested that private citizens should not kill others in the normal course of events.