Friday, June 3, 2011

14 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

DETROIT — Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as "Dr. Death" for helping more than 100 people end their lives, died early on Friday at age 83, his lawyer said.

Kevorkian died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart problems, said Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian's attorney and friend.

Kevorkian, a pathologist, was imprisoned for eight years for second-degree murder and was paroled in 2007. As a condition of his parole, he vowed not to assist in any suicides.

He was convicted after a CBS News program aired showing a video of Kevorkian administering lethal drugs to a 52-year-old man suffering from debilitating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

By the way...
There have been 17 new photos submitted in the Casey Anthony case, which are very damaging, to her defense.

View the photos here:

http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/news-caseyanthonyevidence/1/

katie8753 said...

Hi Lynyrd. I saw on the news today that Dr. K. died.

How ironic that he assisted others in death and he had to struggle til the end.

I personally never saw anything wrong with what he did. He only assisted people who asked him to, because they knew they were going to die, and wanted some dignity.

katie8753 said...

I saw Casey's mother on the news, crying about how much that doll stank and she tried to clean it up with clorox and Febreze.

Anyone who has ever smelled death knows that smell and it can't be confused with any other odor. Just like skunk stench.

Soo.....the mother smelled the death odor and tried to clean it up, never bothering to find out why????

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Katie said>>>>
"I personally never saw anything wrong with what he did. He only assisted people who asked him to, because they knew they were going to die, and wanted some dignity".<<<<

I personally have mixed emotions about the whole concept.

katie8753 said...

Yeah I can understand mixed emotions, but I watched "You Don't Know Jack" starring Al Pacino and got more of an idea about what Dr. K. was about.

He was extremely dedicated to helping patients in a lot of pain, and only helped those who were terminal and hopeless with assisted suicide.

The movie shows exactly how he did it, completely painless and humane to the patient, in the comfort of his/her own home.

He was so passionate about his "work" that he went to prison for refusing to stop doing it.

Very interesting guy!!

katie8753 said...

James Arness died today too. Marshall Dillon.

katie8753 said...

I just saw on the news that Arness was 6'7" tall.

That's a tall drink of water!

Mary said...

I am an animal lover - love, love, love them. And the hardest - and kindest - thing we do is put them to sleep when they are in pain and can no longer have a happy life.

I know people aren't animals...but I for one would not want to live life when there is no life left to live.

katie8753 said...

Hi Mary. I agree totally.

When I had my cat put to sleep about a year ago, I asked the vet exactly how they do it.

She explained that they give them an anethestic type medicine that puts them to sleep, then they administer another injection that stops the heart. It's a completely painless way to go.

That's exactly what Dr. K. did. The same procedure. And I know that not everyone agrees with what he did, but I am convinced that he only did it because he cared about the suffering of another human being enough to take care of it.

Mary said...

right Katie - and he put it in the person's own hand...they had a choice to do it or not...I know it is controversial but he did not do this with malice in his heart

katie8753 said...

Yes Mary, I'm convinced that he had no malice in his heart, only trying to relieve the suffering of people who were terminal.

He never did this for people who were depressed. It was only for terminal patients who were tired of the pain, tired of seeing their loved ones eyes watching them writhe, and tired of paying the high medical costs, knowing that the only future for them was death eventually.

If you haven't seen that movie "You Don't Know Jack" you should watch it. It's a very good movie, and it explained a lot to me about Dr. K.

Mary said...

I will take your advice and watch the movie. Thanks Katie!

starship said...

Yeah, but then they have so many problems with lethal injection...

Makes you wonder...