It therefore may be objected that either life is sacred, or it is not, and if it is not then we may end up in a situation we find utterly morally indefensible even if we start from apparently moral motivations. Here, we bypass theories about autonomy of the will from the John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant, although some authors believe that the right to self-determination derives only from the teaching of Kant 2.
This is contrary to the highest duty we have towards ourselves, for it annuls the condition of all other duties; it goes beyond the limits of the use of free will, for this use is possible only through the existence of the Subject. Sullivan, The first condition lies in the absence of any external pressure on the person exercising this right.
It might be thought plausible that a person with a severe and worsening disease who is not euthanised could have their condition and pain carefully managed by skilled healthcare professionals so as to greatly diminish any suffering.
However this deduction, using a specific concept of privacy which also encompasses the right to die as the private issue under the presupposition that death is inherently a private issue is more debatable than the deduction of the right to die from the right to life.
Imprudence, which does not imply a desire to cease to live, must, therefore, be distinguished from the intention to murder oneself.