Saturday, June 4, 2011

An Interesting Take On Jack Kevorkian's Death

Here's an interesting take on Jack Kevorkian’s death.
Kevorkian is gone, but not the moral imperative in euthanasia
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's death today is certain to rekindle, at least fleetingly, the debate about the topic of euthanasia. Kevorkian, nicknamed “Dr. Death” in the media, gained notoriety in the eighties and nineties for inventing a portable euthanasia kit and marketing his services as an assisted-suicide doctor for those who wished to end their life voluntarily, usually in cases of terminal illnesses. He was indicted and acquitted in a number of suicide-assisted cases before being convicted and sentenced for the television-aired killing of Thomas Youk, a man suffering from the incurable disease ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). more

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