Year: 1986 Source: Euthanasia Review, v.1, no.3, (Fall 1986), p.172-176 SIEC No: 20021207

In this article, the author argues that there are two types of suicide: emotional & rational. His arguments are derived from the views held by the Hemlock Society. The Hemlock Society believes that a person suffering greatly from a terminal illness not only has the right to suicide, but deserves help with the act. The society believes that if people wish to kill themselves for a reason other than grave physical illness, then they have that right (because suicide is not a crime), but they must do it themselves. The criteria for rational suicide is set out in the article by the author.