91-year-old selling suicide kits

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    But who makes that distinction and how? Also, those with genuine terminal illnesses are most often suffering from clinical depression.

    This is why living wills and end of life contracts are important. Clearly stipulate the conditions you refuse to live with – for however long you may live – allowing you to end your life. And every state should enact laws to allow for such contracts.
     
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    Ideally, I would want the patient to be examined by a panel of at least three psychiatrists. Of course, that's just my opinion.

    In those cases, the depression should be dealt with first, then the patient should decide if their remaining time is worth it.

    I agree with that approach completely. Unfortunately, many states don't allow anything beyond a "do not resuscitate" order.
     
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    Guns are pretty much available anywhere and razor blades or rope is even cheaper.
     
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    Problem is that not everyone who wants to die is able-bodied enough to use those things.
     

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