Jack Kevorkian was released from Prison on June 1, 2007 after serving eight yearsDr. Jack Kevorkian, now 79, was released from prison today, June 1, 2007, after an eight year sentence. This poor senior citizen, because of his compassion for people, and his willingness to help the suffering was locked up. It is unfortunate that our legal system finds it necessary to punish such a display of sympathy. An admirable man, no doubt, most people will live their whole life and never have displayed such kindheartedness towards another human being, with no regard for the punishment on himself. For Kevorkian it was an unjust punishment. 

The laws in our country are truly unjust, when a deathly ill person doesn’t have the right to chose to end his suffering. It is as though, our laws say you don’t have the right to choose to not be in pain and agony and must endure the trauma until you pass on, sometimes waiting it out for months. It’s a form of torture. 

Absolut Kervorkian!

Many people have strong opinions on the issue, and unfortunately Oregon is the only state in this country with laws protecting the terminally ill. In Oregon, a patient that is terminally ill, with less than six months to live can ask their physician to prescribe a lethal dose of medicine. 

Our government is torturing the weak and sick, and more people need to stand up for change in our legal system. 

Kevorkian – Devil or Saint?
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3 thoughts on “Kevorkian – Devil or Saint?

  • June 1, 2007 at 6:18 pm
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    The only people that would endorse a Kevorkian are those who would also endorse abortion and suicide. No one has a “right” to end a life; their own or anyone else’s. Only the creator has the right to take away what was given all of us. Where would this end? What if someone cannot not speak or clearly communicate? Would someone then have the right to make that decision (to end their life) because they “know” them well? If someone is so intent on dying, don’t be the coward and ask someone else to do it for you.

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  • May 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm
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    “The creator” has just as much place in this argument as the church has in legislation. Endorsing abortion and suicide are two completely different issues as in both cases the person (or fetus) has the potential for a healthy and relatively pain free life. This is not the case with the terminally ill patients in question. Standing idly while a person suffers is a violation of the Hippocratic Oath, and I don’t see why the legal system has any right to stand in the way of benevolence.

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  • July 14, 2010 at 4:24 am
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    to steve preston – you appear to be missing the point about assisted suicide. if these people could get up, drive to the nearest lake and drown themselves, they would. they are in constant pain, and unable in most cases to even move, let alone kill themselves. this is why people have to administer pain relief for them. now do you understand?

    i’m not even going to bother going into how retarded the rest of your comment was.

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