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I. Glenn Cohen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199975099

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.001.0001

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Medical Tourism and Ending Life: Travel for Assisted Suicide and Abortion

Medical Tourism and Ending Life: Travel for Assisted Suicide and Abortion

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Patients with Passports

I. Glenn Cohen

Oxford University Press

Many countries restrict access to abortion and assisted suicide. Therefore, some individuals travel abroad to get these services in what I call “circumvention tourism”—traveling abroad for the express purpose of doing in the destination country something legal there but illegal in the home country. The first part of this chapter describes the existing practice and case law of travel for assisted suicide and abortion. The second argues that home countries have the power to apply their domestic prohibitions on abortion and assisted suicide to patients who travel abroad for these services. The third argues that in the case of abortion there is a strong moral argument for applying criminal prohibitions abroad, but the case is somewhat weaker for assisted suicide. A final part examines other ways that home countries might attempt to control their citizens who engage in circumvention tourism—the regulation of home country physician speech.

Keywords:   abortion, assisted suicide, circumvention, destination country, home country, physician speech

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