Deathrights: In Defense of Suicide is a seminal yet definitive work in support of the right to death. Citing historical, cultural, religious, philosophical, literary and popular sources, the author seeks to promote a renewed understanding and acceptance of voluntarily ending oneas own lifeanot for just the terminally ill but for all those who prefer control over their life and its conclusion. We should not be made to die or forced to live against our wishes or to satisfy others or to serve some external interests. Everyone has the fundamental human right to their own life and death. Arguing persuasively from the historical record and current evidence, Mr. Quest contends that suicide, once an honorable act, should be returned to the approved status it once enjoyed.