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91 year old woman selling suicide kits

The headline:  The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling Suicide Kits

The link:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/13734_suicidekitsthe91yearoldwomansellinginstantdeathontheinternet

The summary:  A 91 year old San Diego woman is selling suicide kits complete with a plastic bag to cover your head, a small helium tank and a plastic tube to connect the two for about $60 on the internet.

The reaction:  I give her credit for her entrepreneurial spirit but something about this whole idea strikes me as slightly macabre.

Charging somebody $60 to essentially give them the means to kill themselves doesn’t sound entirely appropriate.  Money aside, isn’t there something of a moral issue involved with profiting off of this?  I’m all for making money but does this cross the line?

  1. imdrmarshall
    April 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    coming from a person who once upon a time, tried to commit suicide….. if your stupid enough to try to kill yourself, then your way beyond stupid enough to pay someone $60.00 to help ya out. now as far as the seller of the kit having the morality to knowingly do this is a question one would have to ask them. i know i couldnt sell them, i mean, who knows who you are selling them to… it could be someone with a terminal illness and suffering, or it could be some middle or high school kid who just broke up with their girl/boyfriend (or something as equally as minimal in all actuality) and thinks its the end of the world….know what i mean…

    am i in the wrong for thinking this way?

    • April 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Nope, I think you’re right on.

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