Dr. Kevorkian

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian An active political question in our sociality today is, should a person: who is terminally ill, and who feels that their life is not worth living because of intractable pain, and or/ loss of dignity, and/or loss of capability and who repeatedly and actively asks for help in committing suicide and who is of sound mind and not suffering from depression be given assistance in dying? Many faith groups within Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other religions believe that god gives life and therefore only God should take it away. Suicide would then be "considered as a rejection of God's sovereignty and loving plan"�1. They feel that we are all stewards of our own lives, but that suicide should never be an option. However for each deeply religious person in North America, there are many nominally religious or secular people.

They believe euthanasia is a question of choice: empowering people to have control over their own bodies.

Do devout believers have the right to take their own personal beliefs and extend them to the entire population? This is exactly what is happening in our society today. As of march 1999, Unless a person lives in Columbia, Japan, the Netherlands or the state of Oregon, the only lawful option is to remain alive in intractable pain, until their body finally collapses.

Pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian believes euthanasia should be legal. Not only he has been practicing it since 1990, recently in 1999 he used passive civil disobedience shed light on the matter by making a tape of one of his patient's procedure and sending it to CBS program " 60 minutes"� where he challenged the prosecutors to take action.

Background on Dr. Kevorkian On 13 April l999 retired pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sentenced in Michigan, USA, to...



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