Suicide Tourism: Traveling for the Right to Die, and the Ethical and Legal Dilemmas That Come with It

May 26, 2016

(Medical Daily) – Though Purdy’s condition deteriorated during the court proceedings and she never got to make the trip, her case was a landmark in the recent history of suicide tourism. The world’s nations, and even the American states, don’t agree on the legality of assisted suicide. As a result, those living in regions that prohibit the practice are traveling many miles to reach a place where they can die with dignity — and creating ethical and legal complications as they go.