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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    He did 12 years in the pen for one of his assisted suicides. Mike Wallace interviewed him on 60 minutes. Mike asked: "would you do it again"? Jack said "no".
    Of course all is well and dandy now in the great state of Oregon. RIP Jack

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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    We spend more money on healthcare in the last 18 years of our lives than the entire rest of them, and almost all of that is completely pointless. You think the hospital industry is going to give up those profits?
    Your point is one way to look at it, but not mine. When it becomes socially and legally acceptable to have legal assisted end to ones life, the heath/medical industry would have no say in the matter. IMO, it is up to us as a sociaty. The hospital industry has "those profits" because we have not accepted legal end of life acts. It is up to us. Till the change happens the hospital industry will take in money during our late years.
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    I'm uncomfortable with Kevorkian because he was reportedly rather pushy in trying to get people to go through with assisted suicide. However, I support assisted suicide completely.

    The idea that people should be essentially forced to suffer for no reason other than other people's inability to let them go is rather offensive to me. If I'm confined to a bed, pissing in a pot, and slowly losing my faculties, I want to be allowed to say "enough," and die the way I want to. That's part of my right to life and self-determination.

    Everyone thinks it's kind to put your pet down when they are in too much pain, but we don't afford that basic dignity to humans. I think it's sick.
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    I think Jack Kevorkian did important, pioneering work on our natural right to die that future Americans will recognize him for. As is often the case with revolutionary thinkers, his personality too often interfered with his message.
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    May he RIP, he lived a full, and amazing life.
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    People sought him out. And for the record, I think what he did was admirable. Few people have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. He spent over eight years in prison for it.
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    He died of complications from pneumonia. Wonder why he didn't use his own invention if he was so "principled".
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    He died of complications from pneumonia. Wonder why he didn't use his own invention if he was so "principled".
    He didn't want to die, and pneumonia isn't terminal.
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    The guy was a crazy, egotistical nut, not some hero. Good riddance.
    I don't intend on rotting away from some ungodly condition when I'm older - I've seen countless people just break down, degenerate, and ultimately die . . .all the while knowing it was coming and wanting to die sooner than later to forgo the misery. . . and modern medicine has a horrible tendency of just prolonging the suffering.

    I most certain don't want to experience that.

    Suicide sounds dandy to me - I supported Kavorkian and think it's offensive that people would prefer another person suffer ad naseum when they, themselves, aren't going to be the ones to clean out the colostomy bag or treat the bedsores.
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    Re: 'Assisted Suicide' Doc Kevorkian Dies, report

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    He didn't want to die, and pneumonia isn't terminal.
    June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—"The single worst moment of my life* . . . was the moment I was born." So says Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a recent interview with CNN.

    Kevorkian: “The Single Worst Moment of my Life

    So why'd he stick around so long?
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