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  • Assisted suicide advocates, disabled clash at conference
    Michigan s statewide ballot initiative in November to allow asisted suicide for those with six months or less to live The law is similar to one that took effect last year in Oregon twice approved by that state s voters With friends like Merian s who needs enemies asked a poster taped to his motorized wheel chair in the hotel lobby Tom Cagle came from New Hampshire to join other

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/disable.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Docs Declare Victory in Fight to Stop Medical Rationing to Elderly
    their own money This year s Medicare Patient Freedom Day celebrates the results of those three years of effort the inclusion of two private contracting provisions for seniors in the budget agreement reached by Congress yesterday We applaud Congress particularly Sen Jon Kyl This year we have something to celebrate and good news for our patients These two provisions are the first step to restoring seniors right to spend their own money in the way they see fit just like anyone under the age of 65 said Jane M Orient M D Executive Director of AAPS Up until now government bureaucrats have said they ll decide how to ration care that seniors are too stupid or feeble to decide with their doctors what medical care is best for them This is an important and overdue acknowledgment that the government has no right to say you can t spend your own money even if it means saving your own life The first provision private fee for service allows seniors to upgrade their health care coverage by supplementing Medicare s payments with their own The second allows patients and physicians to enter into private contracts for a mutually agreeable fee without submitting

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/ration.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Janet Good found not to have terminal cancer
    natural causes Typically the internal organs and tissue of pancreatic cancer sufferers are scarred with hard easy to notice whitish tumors several cancer specialists said I know what to look for in pancreatic cancer Usually you can obviously see the effects of the disease right away Virani said There was no signs of disease I could see that could end her life Good 73 took her own life Tuesday in

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/jgood.html (2016-02-14)
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  • News Media and Euthanasia
    a man with Lou Gehrig s disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS He then took the tape to 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace a vocal pro euthanasia advocate In the 60 Minutes presentation Kevorkian tells the newsman that he killed Youk with permission to keep him from choking to death on his own saliva Wallace accepted the excuse without blinking an eye ALS is indeed a devastating disease Yet proper

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/media.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Kevorkian Sentenced to 10-25 Years in Prison
    a lethal cocktail of chemicals on Sept 17 and videotaped the death The video was shown two months later on CBS 60 Minutes This trial was not about the political or moral correctness of euthanasia Cooper told Kevorkian It was about lawlessness It was about disrespect for a society that exists because of the strength of the legal system No one sir is above the law No one You had the audacity to go on national television show the world what you did and dare the legal system to stop you Well sir consider yourself stopped Kevorkian was led from the courtroom in handcuffs after the judge denied bond Cooper pronounced sentence after hearing emotional testimony from Youk s widow Melody who praised Kevorkian and urged the judge to show compassion Kevorkian was found guilty March 26 The relatives testimony had been deemed irrelevant during that phase of the trial because a victim s suffering is not considered a defense in a murder trial under state law It was the first murder trial for Kevorkian a retired pathologist who says he has been involved in some 130 deaths in his nine year crusade for assisted suicide His previous trials all on assisted suicide charges resulted in three acquittals and one mistrial Before allowing him to act as his own lawyer in this trial Cooper asked him Do you understand you could spend the rest of your life in prison There s not much of it left Kevorkian responded The Oakland County Circuit Court jury sided with prosecutor John Skrzynski who said Kevorkian came like a medical hitman in the night with a bag of poison to do his job Meanwhile critics of Jack Kevorkian Monday held an all night vigil outside the courthouse where the sentence was pronounced Diane Coleman

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/kevsen.html (2016-02-14)
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  • AMA Responds to Kevorkian Prison Sentence
    prison term is a strong deterrent to those who would take the lives of patients prematurely The American Medical Association s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs opinion is that physician assisted suicide is unethical and in direct opposition to the role of physician as healer The AMA remains committed to assuring patients dignity and adequate relief of pain at the end of their lives The AMA has long supported

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  • People Kevorkian Helped Kill
    Victims By Gender Kevorkian s Victims By Age Group Source These charts are based on figures on the Kevorkian Pages of the International Anti Euthanasia Task Force s Web Site Go to the Study of Kevorkian Patients in the New

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/kevork.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Family Research Council on Kevorkian Sentence
    lethal injection to an ailing man whose death was shown on 60 Minutes He also was given three to seven years for delivery of a controlled substance It was the first time in five trials that he was found guilty Any American who will ever be a patient which is to say every American should celebrate that the law was upheld Wagner said For now America can commit to caring for patients not killing them In her sentence Judge Jessica Cooper sharply criticized Kevorkian s actions It was about lawlessness It was about disrespect for a society that exists because of the strength of the legal system No one sir is above the law No one You had the audacity to go on national television show the world what you did and dare the legal system to stop you Well sir consider yourself stopped The American public clearly rejects killing as a way of solving medical problems Wagner said In fact the most lopsided vote ever recorded on the question of assisted suicide occurred right in Michigan just last fall with the defeat of Proposal B by 71 to 29 With Dr Kevorkian s conviction the citizens of Michigan have

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/frc.html (2016-02-14)
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