R.I.P. Jack Kevorkian

Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian dies

Kevorkian was convicted in 1999 of second-degree murder and served eight years of prison time.

He admitted being present at about 130 suicides and his hectoring defiance of established laws and protocols forced reexamination of personal freedoms in medical treatments and end-of-life decisions.

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2 responses to “R.I.P. Jack Kevorkian

  1. richfinck

    Trust me, end of life care still needs serious improvements. It is terrible to witness someone close to you die. I have just witnessed this and believe me, my dad would have availed himself of Dr. K. He asked doctors several times in my presence for a pill that he could just go to sleep. Instead he suffered for about two weeks.This country can do better for it’s people if the politicians could be educated by real life. Rich old men have this country in a serious bind.

    • mikecane

      It’s not just money, it’s religion. And it stinks. People should be able to have a painless end when there is nothing other than a long, drawn-out death by physical illness.

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