Some people say that physician-assisted suicide is a "right", as if that should be the end of all discussion and debate. They are wrong . . . there are many things that are not rights. Many of these are actions that would hurt the individual for whom they claim these "rights."
As far as I am aware, all countries outlaw the sale and use of heroin. There is no "right" to sell heroin. There is no "right" to take heroin. These are just a couple of things for which no legal rights exist.
There ARE cases where society must protect people from themselves - whether from addiction to harmful drugs or from compulsive gambling or from a mental ailment (such as depression) that leads them to self-destructive behavior. These people deserve compassion. To label their problems are "rights" and to let them ruin their lives is just plain wrong.