Year: 1987 Source: St. Paul, Minnesota: Greenhaven Press, (1987). Opposing Viewpoints Series. p.53-57 SIEC No: 19901591

The author describes his reaction to a friend’s suicide. Laws concerning death are more liberal in Holland and in specific, legally defined circumstances, it is legal for a doctor in Holland to help a person commit suicide. Writing from this perspective, the author concludes that his friend used good criteria for determining whether his decision to kill himself was right. In such cases, he argues, suicidal people should be allowed to make their own life-and-death decisions.