Monday, June 04, 2007

Assisted suicide


Check out my post on Jack Kevorkian who was let out of prison on Friday after spending 8 of a 10-25 year sentence for second degree murder. He was found guilty of administering a lethal injection to a man, Tom Youk, suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.

"As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified." Jack Kevorkian


5 comments:

Anne said...

Nice post. It makes no sense to me that suicide is illegal, especially in the case of a terminal illness.

the teach said...

Thanks Anne, I've always been a proponent of assisted suicide. Why should anyone suffer and die over a long period of time?

jm4847 said...

I wish him the best, and hope he can continue making a difference.

the teach said...

He's promised the parole board not to participate in any assisted suicides, jm4847. But he will still be an activist and work for legislation allowing it.

Anonymous said...

Where is this quote from. Can anyone source it?