Year: 1988 Source: Euthanasia Review, v.3, no.1, (Spring/Summer 1988), p.3-9 SIEC No: 20021213

The author examines the argument that legalization of voluntary euthanasia would cause the right to die to become a duty to die due to the pressure or moral blackmail that patients would be subjected to. The premises on which this argument is based are considered, as is the argument constitutes an objection. The author explores the notion of duty & how it is now & may come to be associated with death. Explicit circumstances in which the author himself would consider taking his own life are outlined.