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Dr. Kevorkian died today...Dr. Jack Kevorkian, ‘Dr. Death,‘Any thoughts?




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      Mzd3 wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • R.I.P

      I feel like he helped people who wanted his help, nothing wrong with that IMO.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • He lived a long life doing what was important to him and helping people thebway he knew how.

      RIP




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      Tracy Lynn Brown wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • Yeah, i have mixed feelings on what he did, but for alot he did help, I would like to think that if i decided to do that if i was termianl and no help for me, there would be someone who would understand and even help. And those are some big IFs.. rest in peace.




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      Jewelrybyirina wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • I feel like most of you- he helped those who were asking for help.




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      Mary Clark wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • I believe that he thought he was helping people...and I guess he did if that is what they wanted...to be killed.  Of course it’s based on personal belief and what you believe is right.  For me as a Christian I feel it is wrong to take your own life or to end your life however that may be.  I understand the agony of people who are tired of suffering but as a Christian belief...it’s not your call to end it.  Just my belief and opinion.  NO disrespect to those who believe differently.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • I’m sorry I don’t see the irony since he too would die. But that’s just me today sorry but I like the questions on our thoughts
      I’m conflicted as someone who watched my mother wilt to nothing and have no production and full of pain I wanted her suffering to end but I think I’d be to selfish. Then I don’t think one person should play judge and choice for themselves. I can’t say I don’t believe in killing because I do believe in the death penalty even as a Christian which probally makes me a very bad one.
      So I think I hope he’s at peace and so are his family. He had compassion I believe but not the sole solution
      Cris




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      Anne E wrote Jun 3, 2011
    • Wow- my first thought was “Good Riddance“!  I do not want people to suffer, but I think he was a murderer.




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      Msj wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • Yes I think he believed he was helping. I was there for my s/i/l thru breast/bone cancer and that was awful. I have never seen pain till the bone cancer and my dad had lung cancer...

      She wanted to be left to go on...refusing any more treatments but would not do the suicide thing....




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      Mztracy wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • RIP Dr. K!

      I feel that he did a lot of good for those who asked. He did not just do it, he researched their case and mae sure there was no other way.

      The last woman he helped had my kind of MS and could not even turn her own head. I hope if I ever get to that place there is another Dr. K out there to help me die with dignity!




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      Mztracy wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • After reading some of the replies, I think until you are in the situation his patients were in you’ll never know.  

      I have been so bad where my family had to change me and feed me during a bad bout with my MS. At that point I knew it would pass.

      I know that if it ever comes to the point where it will not pass, I no longer want to be here. Quality of life IS important, and when that goes what is left.

      I watched my parents friend go from a 6‘3” 190 lb man to 120 lb as his cancer ate him away. This was 30 years ago and knowing him he would have wanted a Dr. K.

      As for it being murder, murder is done against an un-willing victim. This is assisted suicide. Some feel suicide is wrong, but I believe God will not turn away in any case of suicide, especially when the body and mind have left. If He does turn away then that is not the God I want to follow.

      He also NEVER was the one to turn on the machine. He set it up for the family and they would be the ones to turn it on. It was not done fly-by-night, the whole family had to agree as well as he wanted all their medical to make sure there was no other option.  

      Until you walk a mile in another’s shoes....




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      Msj wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • I am glad I posted this...

      Interesting answers. I could not imagine having to live like that I will change the one part... it was a repost form someone to me....




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      Kyah wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • I remember seeing my grandfather dying of cancer, hooked up to all these machines, staring at me, then the machines and then at me again. I hated to see him suffer but he never put his wishes in writing regarding DNR, etc. He would have wanted help from Dr. Kevorkian. Everyone around him suffered seeing such a vital man suffer so much. I’m a Christian too, and I believe in quality of life, not quantity. We should have a choice in how we live and die. Kevorkian took the time to make sure the people he helped were not just depressed or wanted to commit suicide. The people he helped were out of options and needed to be free of pain and suffering.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 4, 2011
    • This is a tough one for me because I’m Catholic and yet I can understand completely someone wanting to end their life when the pain is too much and the quality of life is declining. A friend of mine lived in Washington State where dying with dignity is legal. His doctor prescribed a lethal dose for him in case he would ever need it. He didn’t but always said that it was a tremendous comfort to know that he had that choice.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jun 5, 2011
    • I want the right to die with dignity and when the quality of life is gone, why let medical science force me to live hooked up to machines?  We‘re humane in not letting our terminally ill animals suffer, but can force our loved ones to suffer extreme pain and suffering?  

      Cathie




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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 6, 2011
    • I agree with Tracy 100%..even though I was raised Catholic, in my mind no one should suffer, and if a person is to be kept alive with no quality of life, where is the justification in that?  

      I also like Cathie’s answer...our pets can be euthanized and not linger, but we as humans have a different thought towards our own.  I don’t want to linger if I am in that position, please give me an injection...that is how I feel.




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