Is right to life as important as right to die ? South Africa and Doctor Assisted Suicide.

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This question stems out of this article on SwaliAfrica blog.
Right to life is a fundamental right everyone is entitled to but what about the right to die?
According to SA Federation for Mental Health, in 2014, South Africa had the eight-highest suicide rate in the world with approximately 8000 suicides in a year. Based on this statistics, about 230 persons try to commit suicide in a day and 23 succeed.
A survey by the medical association revealed that 12% of physicians had already helped terminally ill patients die, 60% were involved in passively by withholding medication or procedure thereby hastening death, 9% had engaged in physician assisted suicide.
So what do you think. Is right to life as important as right to die ? Should this be Legally allowed ?

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asked in Law & Legislation by SwaliAfrica Warrior
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