Is There A Right To Commit Suicide?

If we accept the libertarian concept of “self ownership”, the answer to the before question is “Yes”!  Your life is yours.  It does not belong to the “State”.  You are not “property” that exists for the benefit of the “State”.  So if wish to commit suicide, it is your right in a libertarian society to do so.  Granted insurance companies and such can refuse to pay benefits if you do commit suicide (usually one the reasons the insurance company will refuse to pay a claim), but this does not mean that you do not have a moral right to do so if it is your decision, freely made with knowledge of the consequences…  Certainly someone suffering from certain diseases (cancer is one) might wish to “end things” without having to endure more suffering before the disease finally does kill you.


About muskegonlibertarian

77 year old retired owner of a security guard agency. Member of the Libertarian Party.
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