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    Kevorkian to continue his campain upon release

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/5042903/detail.html

    If released from prison, Jack Kevorkian plans to use the legal system to campaign for changes to assisted-suicide laws, the former doctor said in an interview from prison.

    But Kevorkian emphasized that he would not help those who want to die by breaking the law again, or encourage other doctors to do so until it's legal.


    I use to work across the street from Kevorkian's old apartment. Once I watched them wheel one of the bodies out.

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    Lawyer for Kevorkian asks governor for commutation or pardon

    Lawyer for Kevorkian asks governor for commutation or pardon
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. His lawyer says assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is in such bad shape, he might not live until he's eligible for parole in 2007.

    The lawyer is seeking a pardon or a commutation of Kevorkian's ten- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder for giving a fatal injection of drugs to a man who was suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease in 1998.


    Kevorkian is 77 and suffers from a number of ailments, including high blood pressure, Hepatitis C, arthritis, cataracts and osteoporosis. His attorney says he's in "dire shape" and "almost to the point of no return" because of the harshness of prison life.


    http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=4143010

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    When they called him Dr. Death, they weren't kidding. This man has looked liked he's just two steps from the grave long before he went to prison.

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    it's sad we live in a society where we can't acknowledge this man for what he is-- a hero and a saint. here's someone who believes in the right to help a mature terminally ill adult end their suffering in a humane, dignified, compassionate and relatively painless way, which is more than i can say for our current medical system. we would rather condemn this man as a common crimical, and force people to stay alive and suffer than to have the freedom do this. so sad, and we think we are a progressive society.....???

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    While I am personally against euthanasia,I don't feel I have the right to tell someone else they must endure an agonizing death. I want to stay hooked up to every machine that will keep me on this earth with my children and grandchildren.
    My younger sister was diagnosed with RA 8 years ago. I watched her struggle,try every new treatment,go through living hell....and because I live in Michigan,she wanted me to find her a "Kevorkian" We fought constantly. It came down to my selfish need to keep her here,vs. her need to leave quietly. She died 2 years ago this Christmas,in horrific pain,etc. If I had to do it all again,I would probably help her end it.
    Jack Kevorkian and people like him,could have taken away all that pain she went through.


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    At some point, we have to admit what is humanitarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reb
    it's sad we live in a society where we can't acknowledge this man for what he is-- a hero and a saint. here's someone who believes in the right to help a mature terminally ill adult end their suffering in a humane, dignified, compassionate and relatively painless way, which is more than i can say for our current medical system. we would rather condemn this man as a common criminal, and force people to stay alive and suffer than to have the freedom do this. so sad, and we think we are a progressive society.....???
    It makes me sick that I could do something for my dog to end her misery but not a terminally ill parent without becoming a criminal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaMcZoo
    Jack Kevorkian and people like him,could have taken away all that pain she went through.
    I knew one of the people who died at his hands. She was not terminally ill, but she was very depressed. What she needed was a good doctor, not someone who was willing to kill her.

    Physician assisted suicide I'm all for. Dr. Death =

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ
    It makes me sick that I could do something for my dog to end her misery but not a terminally ill parent without becoming a criminal!
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    http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis...cNumber=284797

    Here's his picture on the Michigan Department of Corrections website. I don't think he looks very good.


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    Wow... he's got some satellite ears going there!!! I think they pretty much euthanized my Dad when he was going so downhill with heart failure... they told me as much

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    How many other countries have assisted/legal euthanasia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ
    It makes me sick that I could do something for my dog to end her misery but not a terminally ill parent without becoming a criminal!
    I agree 100%. I could not bear to watch my animal suffer and die a slow agonizing death, so I am allowed to have it euthanized. Unfortunately, I must just sit by and watch if someone I love were in the same situation.....
    Last edited by poco; 11-21-2005 at 07:23 AM.

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    Kevorkian's health worsens
    Lawyer seeks early release for assisted suicide advocate


    LAPEER—Jack Kevorkian's lawyer wants an early release for his imprisoned client because of a failing liver.

    Kevorkian, often referred to as "Dr. Death," is being treated by doctors in the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer where he is an inmate.

    "His health has worsened," said Kevorkian's attorney Mayer Morganroth, of Southfield. "He has a series of health problems, temporal arthritis, a series of fractures, heart problems and high blood pressure."

    His most recent problem, Hepatitis C, is putting his liver and his life in danger, said Morganroth.

    "It lay dormant for many years," said Morganroth. "He contracted it in Vietnam and there is no way to treat it. He needs a transplant. I have asked the governor to pardon him."

    Governor Jennifer Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said the issue is before the parole board. "They will consider it and a recommendation will be presented to the governor," said Boyd. "I can't give a time line."

    Kevorkian's right to live coincides with his fight to allow terminal patients the right to choose, said Morganroth.

    More: http://www.countypress.com/stories/1...51209002.shtml

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    Dying 'Dr. Death' Has Second Thoughts About Assisting Suicides

    Today, on his 78th birthday, Jack Kevorkian, the man known as "Dr. Death," is slowly dying in prison.
    And, according to his lawyer, Kevorkian seems to have second thoughts about helping people die.
    For years, Kevorkian was the center of a national debate around the highly controversial questions surrounding physician-assisted suicide or "mercy killing:" Do the terminally ill have the right to choose when and how they die? Do doctors have the ability, even an obligation, to help them die as they choose?
    Now, as he sits in jail, Kevorkian may have had a change of heart not about his dedication to the "death with dignity" movement, but on how he went about promoting it.



    http://abcnews.go.com/US/LegalCenter...2008364&page=1

    I do believe i should be given a choice to be euthanised should i want. when avoiding agony may be possible.

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