Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dr. Death Now Free

Jack Kevorkian is now free and says he has no regrets. "I did the right thing," BBC quoted him as saying. It's hard for me to see the opposition to assisted suicide. In many cases, we're talking about elderly individuals who are at the end of their lives anyway. They'd like to have a bit of control over their exit and once they've taken care of all the things they need to (funeral arrangements, etc.) then they have a desire to go, likely surrounded by family and friends. As someone who has been in the hospital room to watch a family member pass, I have to say: As sad as it is, there's a nice sense of finality to it. It really helps family members cope better. I think assisted suicide in such cases isjustifiable.

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