It's much worse than that. The president, by himself, created and enacted a law which carries a criminal penalty.
I agree that is bad. I don't know if the alternative is worse though: Congress has effectively become completely useless, because no bill on any issue can ever get pushed through Congress these days without major blockades from the non-sponsoring side, and (usually last thing on a Friday afternoon) without large amounts of unrelated legislation (riders) being stuffed into the bill after hundreds of pages of fluff so the riders won't actually be read by anybody before they're signed into law.
Suicide is always an incredibly selfish act. You think you're just ending your own pain and suffering, but instead you are bringing a lifetime of pain, suffering, shame, unanswered questions and grief to a lot of other people that care about you even if you think they don't.
One sad aspect of suicide, out of many, is that a suicide victim never gets to see for themselves that life does in fact get better.
On the one hand I keep thinking that if someone is determined to commit suicide, they'll find a way. (There was a police guard posted at the crossing after previous suicides to prevent this, but the teenager simply jumped the fence 200 yards from the crossing and jumped in front of the train there instead.)
On the other hand, I see the wisdom in trying to make the world a place where it's in no convenient way to commit suicide. As Banksy tweeted this morning, "Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse, suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better."