Physician-assisted suicide is legal in nine U.S. states and the District of Columbia. It is not without controversy, even in the states where Physician-assisted suicide laws have been passed. Proponents believe that it's a matter of liberty, that the terminally ill have the right to choose how their lives will end. Opponents argue that such laws make the terminally ill vulnerable to medical errors and abuse, and they believe that the laws devalue life. The viewpoints in this volume examine physician-assisted suicide from many angles, providing readers with a comprehensive approach to this challenging topic.