The practice of one's religious beliefs has generally been freely allowed in the United States so long as it does not infringe upon the constitutionally protected rights of others. However, in the recent case of John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital v. Heston, the New Jersey Supreme Court seemingly has modified this principle by justifying the restraint of an individual in the practice of his religious beliefs, not to preserve the constitutional rights of others, but to protect that individual from himself.
Freedom of Religion- "There Is No Constitutional Right to Choose to Die,
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