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New Kevorkian to be released from prison this week
For nearly a decade, Dr. Jack Kevorkian waged a defiant campaign to help other people kill themselves.

The retired pathologist left bodies at hospital emergency rooms and motels and videotaped a death that was broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes." His actions prompted battles over assisted suicide in many states.

But as he prepares to leave prison June 1 after serving more than eight years of a 10- to 25-year sentence in the death of a Michigan man, Kevorkian will find that there's still only one state that has a law allowing physician-assisted suicide -- Oregon.

Experts say that's because abortion opponents, Catholic leaders, advocates for the disabled and often doctors have fought the efforts of other states to follow the lead of Oregon, where the law took effect in late 1997.

I would actually put a lot of it at their being better things to worry about. Compared to the problem we have today, assisted suicide doesn't even make the top 10 any more.

New But these days...
Oh...never mind!
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Expand Edited by jb4 May 30, 2007, 09:59:54 AM EDT
     Kevorkian to be released from prison this week - (JayMehaffey) - (1)
         But these days... - (jb4)

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