THE LATE DR JACK KERVORKIAN: HE WAS OUR KIND OF GUY
One of our heroes died today. Dr Jack Kevorkian, 83, passed away quietly after being in a Michigan hospital for two weeks with heart and kidney disease. His lawyer said that Jack would have preferred assisted suicide but he was too weak to go home. Kevorkian spend eight years in jail for defending his belief that assisted suicide with help from a medical professional should be a civil right. He mocked politicians and religious leaders who denounced him. When he got out of jail he admitted he could have been a bit more diplomatic in his right to die campaign. Fortunately he lived long enough to see Al Pacino star in his life story for HBO called “You Don’t Know Jack. ” Someday he’ll be recognized as a pioneer in human medical rights.