Dr. Death

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'Dr. Death' Kevorkian Was No Hero

Do those not terminally ill have the right to die?

(Newser) - Many in America celebrate Jack Kevorkian as a humanitarian champion—but “the moral case for assisted suicide depends much more on our respect for people’s own desire to die than on our sympathy for their devastating medical conditions,” writes Ross Douthat in the New York Times . “... More »

Kevorkian's Congressional Bid Advances

'Dr Death' gets enough signatures to be on Michigan ballot

(Newser) - Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian has collected enough signatures to be on the November ballot as a congressional candidate in Michigan. The Oakland County elections director says Kevorkian had about 3,200 valid signatures—about 200 more than needed. More »

Prison Hasn't Mellowed Dr. Death

Kevorkian's outraged at meager progress on assisted suicides

(Newser) - Jack Kevorkian, who was paroled Friday after 8 years in prison, says he won't be involved in any more suicides—except perhaps his own. "When I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right,” he tells the New York Times. But prison hasn't blunted... More »

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