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The Historical Kevorkian

I am often asked for interviews by students who are writing papers about the assisted suicide issue. I am always happy to oblige. Most ask why I oppose assisted suicide and whether I think guidelines can prevent the slippery slope. But, the other day, I was contacted by a high-schooler writing a paper about something I had never considered: the historical significance of Jack Kevorkian. Continue Reading »

A Matter of Life and Death

HBO tells us “You Don’t Know Jack,” referring to Jack Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino in HBO’s recent movie of the same name, or as some might call it, a hagiography of Dr. Death.  Kevorkian came to notoriety in the 1990’s as a leading advocate of assisted suicide . . . . Continue Reading »

If Kevorkian Comes: Let Him Speak

I think it is outrageous that the University of Florida is paying the murderer and anti-disabled bigot Jack Kevorkian $50,000 to speak. And I certainly don’t object to protests against that appearance. But, worried about disruption, the university is properly planning security precautions.For . . . . Continue Reading »

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