Dr. Death Takes a Holiday

June 1st, 2007 by Voxx

kevorkian deathDr. Jack Kevorkian (a notorious agent for The Sephirothic Department of Chesed), was released from Lakeland Correctional Facility today at 10:00 a.m., EDT. He served 8 years of a 10 to 25-year sentence upon his conviction of second degree murder of Thomas Youk by means of assisted suicide.

Kevorkian administered poison to Youk in 1998, after his request for assistance in ending his life voluntarily, due to the pain and suffering he experienced as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This illness is untreatable, and eventually leads to a horrible, prolonged and painful death, which Youk was desperate to avoid.

Kevorkian usually assisted others in their deaths by using hand-made machines which he named Thanatron (death machine), and the Mercitron (mercy machine). These machines administered lethal doses of poisons to patients who voluntarily switched on the machine which would begin the process of their own suicides. However, due to Youk’s paralysis, he was unable to move, thus Kevorkian personally injected him, legally turning the operation into a homicide, in the eyes of the law.

To make matters worse, Kevorkian videotaped Youk’s death, and had it broadcast on the program, 60 Minutes, in a badly calculated move to draw attention to his cause for voluntarily euthanasia — Mercy Killing of the sufferer by their own hand.

In the end, Kevorkian paid a heavy price for his beliefs and actions, and although I understand why he was convicted, it’s my opinion that he only acted in accordance with the requests of people who were dying, and reached out for peace in the only way they felt they could.

Even my own mother, a very loving and spiritual person, sought out his services when she was terminally ill. She told me that she believed in Kevorkian’s work, and sensed he was a good man with a difficult mission. Hearing those words from someone who understood the consequences had a huge impact on me regarding this dark grey area of medical practice.

In light of that, I welcome Dr. Kevorkian back into the “free” world, and wish him health, happiness and peace of mind. My mom says, hi.

(View Kevorkian’s Artwork).

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2 Responses

  1. Lightly Salted Cashew

    Physician Assisted Suicide should be legal. Everyone should have the option to opt-out from life painlessly.
    When you have a nightmare at night, your body automatically wakes up to end it. If someone is living a nightmare, don’t they have the right to end it too?
    I tried to take advantage of the Death With Dignity Act in Oregon, but this requirement stopped me: “must be diagnosed with a terminal illness that will lead to death within six (6) months.”

  2. Aimee

    Great post.

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