True, but just because you cause someone to hurt mentally is much different than physically. And in the situation of suicide, there are cases where it has a religious perpous to some religions, whether it be now or a religion in the future. I still say that if its not for religous purposes that it remain illegal but I'm telling you right now if my religion said that suicide was the only way to get to heaven and the government told me i couldnt kill myself.
1) id still kill myself
2) it would be messed up that they would try to stop me from doing it.
I don't want to talk about religion and I am not going to discuss it from a religious perspective.
Hurting yourself should be illegal. It's bad for the economy. They give you education, they feed you, and then you go kill yourself off. Suicide is illegal for the same reason that smoking is not allowed for minors. The belief of many political scientists is that the public tends to make "poor choices" and should be protected from those poor choices, aka protected from themselves. I am a fan of this policy. It limits the freedom of some individuals, but sometimes those individuals would not benefit from that freedom nor will they benefit the economy with that freedom.
Of course, you may prefer it when people decide everything for themselves, but, if you ask me, it leads to utopias and utter chaos (USSR, for instance).