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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Friday, June 3, 2011

Dr. Death dies of natural causes....

 Dr. Jack Kevorkian known as Dr. Death is the age of  83, in a hospital where he was being treated for kidney and heart problems. After being notorious for assisting others to commit suicide, he died  without fanfare.  He once boasted that he would starve himself to death while serving a term in prison for second degree murder for assisting the  suicide of a man with Lou Gehrig's disease. Not being publicity shy he agreed to allow 60 Minutes to film it and then acted as his own attorney in defending himself.

"He admitted being present at about 130 suicides and his hectoring defiance of established laws and protocols forced reexamination of personal freedoms in medical treatments and end-of-life decisions."
He was sentenced to 10-25 years in prison but released after 6  due to poor health and  after promising never to do any more assisted suicides. He enjoyed the notoriety of having a movie made of his life but with his own health declining...he did not go out the way so many of his patients did by his hand of assisted suicide but in a hospital seeking treatment for his ailments.  Is that strange....I immediately thought of Saddam Hussein who encourage others to sacrifice themselves as a martyr  for the cause and when he was captured said....I want to negotiate. 


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