Whaching a movie right now about the subject physician-assisted suicide. The movie is based on the American docktor Jack Kevorkians life and his work with physician-assisted suicide. The main subject of this storie is that Dr. Kevorkianhas dedicated his life to help people in severe pain to die but the gouvernment and many other people think its homicide. Well then who is this Jack Kevorkian? He´s birthname is Jacob, born May 26, 1928. He is an Armenian-American pathologist, right-to-die activist, painter, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient’s right to die via physician-assiste suicide he claims to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said that ”dying is not a crime”
In the beginning 1999 Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, on condition that he would not offer suicide advice to any other person. Kevorkian started advertising in Detroit newspapers in 1987 as a physician consultant for ”death counseling.” His first public assisted suicide was in 1990, of Janet Adkins, an elderly woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1989. He was charged with murder, but charges were dropped on December 13, 1990 because there were no Michigan laws outlawing suicide or the medical assistance of it so he was not in violation of a law. However, in 1991 the State of Michigan revoked Kevorkian’s medical license and made it clear that given his actions, he was no longer permitted to practice medicine or to work with patients. Between 1990 and 1998, Kevorkian assisted in the deaths of 130 terminally ill people, according to his lawyer Geoffrey Fieger. In each of these cases, the individuals themselves allegedly took the final action which resulted in their own deaths.
Was Jack an evil man? I dont think that, he was devoted he´s work and he did was he would have wanted if he was in he´s patients situation. Media did evrything to smear his name and make him the evil docktor even tho he did´nt forced suicide upon any patient. He simply said that he could help them and after that it was up to the patien to decide.
As he said ” Its not a crime to die”.
I think it´s every persons right to choose between their own life and death.