William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 3, June, 2011

Jack Kevorkian is Dead

Filed under: Forensics,In Memoriam — williamthecoroner @ 16:07

Not by his own hand, apparently.  He was also a pathologist, never published much (like I should talk) and I am not comfortable with his actions on assisted suicide; he appeared (to me) to be more self-aggrandizing than really interested in helping people not suffer.  But I can completely get behind this quote:

Kevorkian’s third stated mission was to convince Americans that their rights are being infringed upon by bans on everything from smoking to assisted suicide.

Yep.  I’m with you on that one.


  1. Yeah, I can go along with that.

    Whether you agreed or disagreed with Dr. K’s position and methods, he did get people taling about right. I can’t tell if he actually got anyone to think about them, but it was something.

    I’ve long believed it was every person’s right to choose when to go if the opportunity or the need came up, but I just couldn’t get behind allowing a doctor to help. It felt like a conflict of interest.

    Comment by Dave H — Friday, 3, June, 2011 @ 17:11 | Reply

  2. I agree. It’s a difficult thing to discuss and for some people impossible. Like my in-laws who could not accept or discuss my husband’s decision to not aggressively fight his cancer.

    Comment by M*A — Sunday, 5, June, 2011 @ 10:42 | Reply

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