A 90 something year old lady in San Diego county was selling suicide "kits" that she made herself (plastic bag with a cushioned collar and a tube that attached to helium tank). She wasn't arrested but Oregon is trying to make it illegal to sell to anyone in their state after a depressed young man bought one from her and committed suicide. Young 20's & not sick or in physical pain. This was on the news in the last month but I don't recal if it was before or after jack k died. The woman made it a business for herself after her husband died of cancer. (not from her kit).
Hospice usually helps people die comfortable, but not always.
My problem with suicide, assisted or otherwise, is that extreme pain can make you wish you were dead, but in a lot (not all) instances, STRONG medicine is available, doctors just won't give it!?! If there is no possible way to end unbearable pain, ever, then enough is enough. It is unbearable to watch someone suffer every second. I do think doctors should induce coma to stop pain until nature takes it's course...
FYI, I have begged for pain relief for my Nana...BEGGED! The hospice nurse made a call to hospice doctor, and they gave her morphine in her oxygen. She died as my Father was singing to her. "I'll be loving you, Always~~~ With a love that's true, Always~~~ and she was gone. No more suffering.