Year: 2005 Source: Free Inquiry, v.25, no.2, (February/March 2005), p.19-20 SIEC No: 20060981

In this editorial, the author argues that because right-to-die advocates are being frustrated in their efforts to see voluntary euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide legalized, they are resorting to publishing methods of killing oneself that do not require physician assistance. With this information readily available, he asserts that more & more people will resort to DIY (do-it-yourself) suicide in order to control the way & timing of their death. The danger is that the legislative safeguards to protect people who are, for example, temporarily depressed & likely to recover are lacking in the DIY information.