Federal and state governments either participate in or permit a variety of different types of killings. These include military operations, capital punishment, assisted suicide, abortion, and self-defense or defense of others. In a pluralistic society, it is no surprise that there will be some members of the population who refuse to participate in some or all of these types of killings.
Mark L. Rienzi,
The Constitutional Right Not to Kill,
Emory L. J.
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