Right to Die
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 2 December 2012, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 2 December 2012, I answered a question on right to die.
Is there a right to die and/or a right to be killed? Does a person have a right to die? If so, under what conditions? Moreover, does a person unable to kill himself (due to illness) have a right to be killed by a willing person?
My Answer, In Brief: A person has a right to take his own life, but the law should take steps to ensure that any suicide is done voluntarily by a competent person.
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