Do The Dead Deserve Privacy?

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 5 2012 @ 6:22pm

Jean Kazez is appalled by the disclosure of some rather personal details about Whitney Houston in the recently released coroner's report:

Once you are a dead body, you have no secrets.  Not only can the state take your clothes off and dissect your body–that part's understandable–but your personal secrets are no longer your secrets. They can broadcast anything they discover to the entire world, without having to justify specific disclosures in terms of the public's rights to know about them.  Everything's out in the open, if you have the misfortune of being dead. Surely laws could be written to protect the privacy of the dead.  How about it?