Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oregon Doesn't Like The Private Sector Getting Involved With Assisted Suicide

As I've posted several times, Oregon doesn't like the private sector muscling in on its business of killing people legally. The latest effort is to stop a 91-year-old woman in California from selling her suicide asphyxiation masks in the state. Of course, with all the publicity, the woman's business has picked up dramatically.
91-year-old stands by "exit kits" despite suicide furor
A 91-year-old California woman selling do-it-yourself asphyxiation kits for $60 apiece says business is booming since a depressed but otherwise healthy young man used her product to kill himself in Oregon.
Notoriety surrounding Sharlotte Hydorn's home-based mail order operation near San Diego and the December suicide of one of her customers, Nicholas Klonoski, 29, has also sparked a move in Oregon to outlaw sales of such devices. more

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