Year: 1988 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.18, no.2, (Summer 1988), p.194-196 SIEC No: 19890235

This article is a rebuttal to a letter to an editor written by M P Battin respecting the author’s (Weber’s) article entitled “What Right to Die?” Weber refutes Battin’s arguments i) that a right to commit suicide can be legally recognized while limiting the exercise of that right to certain individuals, and ii) that a “dim medical prognosis” should form the basis for determining who may legally commit suicide. Weber argues that no legal justification exists for limiting the right to commit suicide to certain classes of individuals.