letters | DEBATING QUESTION 2
Our lives are not ours to destroy
Anthony Butler writes: The argument for physician-assisted suicide rests on the tenuous presupposition that our life belongs to us, that we may request that this life be terminated in times of distress. We may claim to possess the presence of a will enabling us to choose ways in which we use this life on loan. But we cannot request to have destroyed that which has never really belonged to us.