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Suicide and Suicide Assistance

Summary: The following is a research report on the history of suicide.
History of Suicide:

Romans believed that god creates humans, and their bodies belonged to him, they also believed that committing suicide is a crime and not legal because god owns it. Plato (fifth century BCE) also argued against suicide as a choice because he agreed that the individual belonged to god, but thought an individual had the right to choose suicide in circumstances of incurable illness. Aristole (4th century BCE) also considered suicide as an act against God, and demanded that those who attempted suicide be punished. A Roman law responding to an increased number of suicides by young people ordered that their bodies be paraded naked through the town. This idea apparently did discourage suicide attempts. The age of Enlightenment in the 18th century had changed the views on suicides. People in this century viewed suicide as acceptable if it was rational and unacceptable if...

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