By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Philip Nitschke, also known as Dr. Death, is being promoted again for his Sarco suicide machine.
Before making comments on the latest media promotion of Nitschke and Sarco, let it be known that Nitschke is in the business of suicide. He sells suicide kits, suicide substances, suicide instruction books, suicide gadgets and he provides online suicide advice. He is a suicide zealot.
Recently, the parents of two teens sued Amazon for selling a suicide substance with instructions that was being distributed by Philip Nitschke.
I have avoided commenting on Sarco because from its inception I viewed Sarco as a gimmick to send people to Nitschke’s suicide site to buy his suicide products.
Let’s just say that Nitschke regularly floats a story to the media to gain more interest in his suicide selling website.
Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.