• Yes it should.

    Suicide should be considered a criminal offense because it is still technically taking a life and should be considered as much. It should not make a difference if it is your own life or not. If we go too easy on people who attempt this than we can not stop them before doing it.

  • Yes suicide should be illegal

    For the reason why, I believe suicide is just like genocide, It can take out more than one person, And also if we can find out the early development of suicide to see if we can prevent it, And to start having schools teach about mental health. Thirdly, Suicide can affect family, Loved ones, And friends, When the victim chooses this kind of action.
    Therefore, I believe suicide should be illegal.

  • Yes, it should

    Because 50% of people that try to commit suicide, but failed tried it a second time and succeeded. Suicide rates will go down because they are getting the help that they need, so they most likely won’t try again. It cost the US 69 billion dollars annually. Also, the statists show that for every 1 suicide 25 attempt.

  • It's not about punishment

    Police are unable to enter a home unless they have ample suspicion that a crime is being committed. By making suicide illegal, police are able to be given tips on people that may commit suicide and be of assistance. Making suicide against the law also makes it possible for The Blue Whale Suicide Game to be banned.

  • Yes it should

    Suicide should be considered a criminal offense because it is still technically taking a life and should be considered as much. It should not make a difference if it is your own life or not. If we go too easy on people who attempt this than we can not stop them before doing it.

  • Guilt could work its magic.

    People who disagree, Fail to understand that the idea of the process their family or close friends will go through, Might make them want to get help, Because they don't want their family/close friends treated like criminals if suspected. It isn't about the consequences they will face because they have already considered the danger in taking their life.

  • People should be allowed the choice to die with dignity

    Making suicide a criminal offence does more harm than good. Each day people are forces to slowly wait till their bodies shut down as their loved ones are traumatized by watching the slow inevitable death of their bodies. Their families are left with a medical debt that increases higher each day their loved one doesn't die because their loved one needs another dose of morphine.

    People should be allowed the choice to die, They should be allowed to choose a time and place and method. If they are of sound mind, And their quality of life is shattered, And their body has a finite time limit when their organs are going to start shutting down, They should be allowed to euthanize themself.

  • What the heck? !

    You can't convict someone who's committed suicide. You might notice that they're dead. I respect people's choices, But I want them to consider that they will be impacting other's lives negatively by doing so. If they kill themselves, Their friends and family will have to live every day of the rest of their lives knowing that they weren't considered to be worth living for by that person, That their friend that committed suicide hated their own life, And that they might have been able to help that friend.
    I definitely recommend that anyone considering suicide should talk to a friend/family member they trust or a counselor. It could be that the thing that is making them consider suicide could be changed. After all, Suicide is the last thing you do in this life. You want to make sure that it's for the right reasons.

  • My body my choice

    The difference between suicide and murder of another person is suicide is taking your own life murder of another person is taking their life. And it is selfish to think suicide is selfish because that person is in a lot of pain and suicide is their way out of it.

  • Makes no sense

    This makes no sense because their already dead, so what they go to HELL PRISON! Another thing suicide is like Accidental Murder, no it's like
    something that isn't a crime but something that happens because of depression or if the get cancer and say "enough is enough", so no it should not be considered a crime. Besides 92% and more agree with me!

  • Suicide is not a Crime

    If someone is driven to commit suicide, something is going on either in their head or life as it is. If they either fail or are brought back after attempting suicide, charging them and putting them in jail for it will make them even worse. Suicide is a problem, but it isn't one that the government and everyone else should be charged for. If they're driven to commit suicide, obviously they need help not people to be against them.

  • Suicide is not a crime, nor is it selfish

    Suicide is not selfish, but what is selfish is pushing someone to the point of suicide, however you may have done it, and whoever did that should have been charged with murder. It is also selfish to let someone suffer rather then letting them take there own life. If your going to take your own life though, best to think it through first, because it may feel like it could get worse, but you never know what your missing, maybe you will save people also suicidal or make millions of dollars, but you will never know if your dead, but suicide still shouldn't be illegal, if anything the person causing someone to suffer to the point of suicide should be arrested for life sentence for murder or if the victim isnt dead then attempted murder.

  • Suicide is not a crime

    Those who attempt suicide see it as their only choice. They just want their pain to go away. Mental illness is often at the root of suicidal tendencies, and you have no idea what's going through another person't mind. Those who attempt suicide do not intend to harm others, they just want their pain to go away so what the heck is wrong with wanting to end the pain.

  • They should be helped not hindered.

    Bear in mind that the 'suspect' is also the victim. In any other case you would never even think of punishing the victim.
    In reality the true murderer in a suicide case is the person that pushed them over the edge. After a suicide a trial should be held but not for the victim. It should be to find out who made them commit suicide. They are murderers.
    You cannot stop someone committing suicide so what's the point.
    You cannot punish someone if they are dead so again, what's the point. You could say punish the family but what the hell have they done?? (Assuming they weren't abusive or anything)
    So say it is mandatory to keep on living is disgusting.

  • Post Suicide trial

    After you kill yourself, how can you be given a trial, if it were to become a crime? Also, you would be unable to be given any reasonable punishment, because people do NOT want a dead body stinking up a jail house. If you are taking your own life, and murder might have the possible death penalty, then how could you give a dead person a death penalty? Do they turn you into a zombie and then kill you again?

  • If people wish to commit suicide then let them.

    They are taking their own lives. That is their right, it is NOT the same as taking another life and cannot be viewed as such, particularly if the person has a life of misery and / or pain.
    After seeing a relative in such misery I am now in full support of voluntary suicide. The only time he looked peaceful was in the mortuary, He spent years in agony and sickness from cancer.
    Sad, but true.

    Posted by: gd29

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