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Tag: Assisted Suicide

Kevorkian Meets Death

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 READ MORE

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R.I.P., Dr. Death

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, crusading physician for the cause of assisted suicide, died Friday in a hospital in his home state of Michigan. It was, relatively speaking, a natural death for the 83-year-old, who had been suffering from heart and kidney troubles in recent weeks.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 READ MORE

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Kevorkian Sets Sights on Congress

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose controversial work as a euthanasia advocate earned him both the nickname “Dr. Death” and time in the slammer, has a new crusade: to win a seat in Congress. Stranger things have been known to happen in American politics.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008 READ MORE

Ruth Gallaid, from Eugene, Ore., shows support for physician-assisted suicide in front of the Supreme Court on Oct. 5, 2005.
Charles Dharapak / AP

Supreme Court Upholds Oregon Assisted Suicide Law

In a rebuke to the Bush administration, the justices voted 6-3 to keep the law on the books. Roberts dissented (for the first time). So did Scalia and Thomas, surprise, surprise. | story

Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE

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