Assisted suicide is suicide with help from another person (such as a doctor) to end suffering from severe physical illness. About one hundred and thirty thousand people die from assisted suicide and up to 20,000 a year is helped to die by doctors. One of the many doctors is Dr. Kevorkian. He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves.
Former Michigan pathologist, Dr. Jack Kevorkian claimed to have assisted in the suicides of more than 130 terminally ill people between 1990 and 1998. He served eight years in prison for second-degree murder after he gave a lethal injection himself.
In doing so, Jack Kevorkian caused a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-degree murder for giving the lethal injection rather than helping the patient do it himself.
“Terri Schiavo, the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman who became the centerpiece of a national right-to-die battle, died Thursday morning, nearly two weeks after doctors removed the feeding tube that had sustained her for more than a decade.” – CNN Washington.
Terri Schiavo was a victim of assisted suicide; do I think it was right? No, of course not it’s unethical (not in accord with the standards of a profession). Assisted suicide is a problem– I mean just because a person is terminally ill, don’t you think it is the patients or the families choice to either die or live their life?
Just like the Tuskegee experiment, they used poorly educated black men to experiment on, knowing they couldn’t read when they signed the contract supposedly saying they will have free food and a free burial– if they died, and they all did, just so