Saturday, June 18, 2011

Oregon Says "No" to Suicide Kits

The Oregon House of Representatives has approved a ban on the sale and marketing of suicide kits, a month after senators voted unanimously for a similar bill. The House passed the bill 52-6. The bills were presented after 29-year-old Oregonian Nick Klonoski used a suicide kit to end his life in December. "After learning of a young man who took his life using a helium hood he bought, it became obvious that there were no checks and balances of marketing suicide kits," said State Sen. Floyd Prozanski, who supported the bill in the senate. "Minors had access to the kits through the Internet, and I personally don't believe we need to be marketing an object like a suicide kit." ~ ABC News, Jun 13


George Patsourakos said...

Suicide is such a self-punishing and barbaric way to end one's life that I believe the U.S. government should pass a federal law which makes assisted suicides and suicide kits illegal in all 50 states.

Alice C. Linsley said...

I agree.