Year: 1996 Source: AAS Newslink, v.22, no.2, (Summer 1996), p.6 & 13 SIEC No: 19960120

This brief article notes that suicide remains on the books as a felony at common law in two states – Kentucky & South Carolina. Kentucky law explicity addresses individuals who abet a suicide. 26 states have laws which prohibit assisting suicide. Attempted suicide remains an indictable misdemeanor in North Carolina.