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  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Maybe now, nation can discuss reasonableness of assisted suicide (Barf alert)

    06/19/2011 2:21:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies ^ | 6/19/11 | John M. Shotwell
    When Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a leading proponent of right-to-die legislation, died June 3, he may have achieved something he was unable to accomplish in his last years: perhaps return the issue of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to a serious level of legitimate public discourse. Public opinion polls conducted during the middle of the last decade by CBS/New York Times and the Pew Research Foundation show that Americans are pretty much split down the middle on whether PAS should be an option for dying patients and their families. Yet in more recent years, the debate, while unsettled, seems to have subsided even...
  • ‘Dr. Death’ Kevorkian passes at 83

    06/04/2011 3:43:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 3, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    DETROIT, Michigan, June 3, 2011 ( – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, known by many as “Dr. Death” for his role in helping over 100 people commit suicide, died early Friday morning in Detroit. Kevorkian’s lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, told the Detroit Free Press that the infamous euthanasiast appears to have suffered a pulmonary thrombosis after a blood clot in his leg broke free and became lodged in his heart. He had been hospitalized at Detroit’s Beaumont Hospital about two weeks ago with kidney and heart problems. Kevorkian, who killed or assisted in the death of about 130 people, was released in...
  • Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Comments on the Death of Jack Kevorkian

    06/04/2011 2:05:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies
    Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network ^ | 6/3/11 | The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
    ST. PETERSBURG, June 3 / -- Today marks the end of Jack Kevorkian’s reign of terror over vulnerable and needy patients. For decades Jack Kevorkian spent his life advocating for assisted suicide, helping dozens of mostly non-terminal persons kill themselves. “It was clear that this man had a dysfunctional obsession and infatuation with death and that his true involvement in these deaths was never properly reported,” stated Terri Schiavo’s Life and Hope Network’s Executive Director, Bobby Schindler. In an October 2010 MSNBC interview with Jack Kevorkian, he was asked to weigh in on Terri Schiavo’s two-week court ordered dehydration death....
  • Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian Can’t Scare The Terminally Ill Again

    06/03/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/11 | Gerard Nadal, Ph.D.
    Today, at age 83, Dr. Jack Kevorkian slipped into eternity and left in his wake a trail of civilizational wreckage from which we may never recover. With his Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) movement, he was one of the Twentieth Century’s architects of the Culture of Death; the Margaret Sanger of the opposite end of the life spectrum. As Msgr. William Smith taught so very well:1. All social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.2. All evil begins with a lie. Identify the lie, and we succeed in unmasking the evil.Kevorkian began his evil with a lie by omission. He frightened terminally...
  • Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital

    06/03/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | June 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital Detroit, MI -- Jack Kevorkian, the infamous assisted suicide advocate who served years in prison for killing a disabled man on national television, died in a hospital today after being admitted for kidney problems and pneumonia.
  • Al Pacino Wins Emmy Award for Movie on Euthanasia Advocate Jack Kevorkian

    08/30/2010 9:42:22 AM PDT · by julieee · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Al Pacino Wins Emmy Award for Movie on Euthanasia Advocate Jack Kevorkian Hollywood, CA -- In another example of the Hollywood elite glorifying those actors and films that promote anti-life values, Al Pacino won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film, "You Don't Know Jack." Pacino portrayed the assisted suicide crusader who was eventually jailed for killing a disabled man in a televised euthanasia.
  • 'Dr. Death' Admits on CNN - Thomas Youk His Second, Not First Murder

    06/22/2010 4:01:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/22/10 | Peter J. Smith
    NEW YORK, June 22, 2010 ( – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the infamous advocate of assisted suicide known as “Dr. Death” who helped kill 133 people, admitted to CNN television host Larry King that he murdered another woman before he killed Thomas Youk. It was the latter killing that landed Kevorkian in prison for eight years.Kevorkian told Larry King on CNN’s Larry King Live on Friday that he directly killed Janet Adkins in June 1990, contradicting his previous story that she performed her own “mercy killing” using his lethal injection machine. Although Kevorkian was charged with murder in the death of Janet...
  • Kevorkian: “The Single Worst Moment of my Life … Was the Moment I Was Born”

    06/15/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 833+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/15/10 | James Tillman and John Jalsevac
    June 15, 2010 ( -- "The single worst moment of my life  . . . was the moment I was born." So says Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a recent interview with CNN. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the journalist conducting the interview, confessed that the remark left him speechless – especially since Kevorkian offered the strange and macabre confession without any provocation or lead-up question. Gutpa writes that, “Throughout the two-and-a-half hour interview, [Kevorkian] fluctuated wildly between being downright combative and hostile to being sweet and fatherly.” The journalist also mentioned Kevorkian’s “crazed rants,” “often about the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution,...
  • HBO Movie on Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Premiers Saturday

    04/20/2010 10:23:38 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 341+ views ^ | April 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    HBO Movie on Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Premiers Saturday Washington, DC -- The new HBO movie glorifying the life of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian starring Al Pacino premiers on Saturday. You Don't Know Jack, the biopic on the man who was eventually imprisoned for killing a disabled patient on national television, is already drawing criticism.
  • Neil Cavuto Interviews "Dr. Death" Jack Kevorkian - Video 9/2/09

    09/02/2009 3:46:51 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Neil Cavuto in an extensive interview today with "Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian. Kevorkian spent eight years in prison for helping people commit suicide. He said he has no regrets for what he did. Kevorkian said it never bothered him to be called "Dr. Death," that in fact his friends called him that. Kevorkian said religious people's minds are "in straight-jackets." He is absolutely antagonistic toward God and things of faith. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Jack Kevorkian Promotes Euthanasia Again, Al Pacino HBO Movie Out Next Year

    09/02/2009 3:45:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 545+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/2/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Detroit, MI ( -- In one of his first lengthy interviews following eight years in prison for murdering a disabled patient on national television, Jack Kevorkian is at it again promoting euthanasia. Meanwhile, the movie that will glorify his life and his killing of dozens and dozens of people will debut next year. The retired pathologist became the scourge of the nation when he embarked on a campaign claiming to kill more than 125 people in assisted suicides. Kevorkian took advantage of the state of Michigan not having a direct assisted suicide ban and never served a day in jail...
  • Meet the New Czars

    08/02/2009 5:10:39 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 595+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 8/2/2009 | Dr. Dave
    A collage depicting some of the new czars, such as Al Franken, Minister of Voter Creationism; William Ayers, Minister of Presidential Autobiographies; and Jack Kevorkian, Minister of Senior Health Counseling.
  • Wesley J. Smith Kevorkian Speech Shows US Flag with Swastika

    02/06/2009 12:24:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 517+ views
    Secondhand Smoke ^ | 2/6/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    This says a lot that is wrong at our universities--where social outlaws are celebrated and given huge speaking fees--and with the murderer Jack Kevorkian. At his recent speech at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, he had an American flag behind him with the Swastika in the field of stars. From the story: On Thursday night, Jack Kevorkian pulled another stunt in front of an audience of thousands at Nova Southeastern University: "Let's all say the Pledge of Allegiance," he said, then flipped a U.S. flag to reveal a replica on the other side with a swastika where the blue...
  • Kevorkian campaigns on 'freedom' platform

    08/03/2008 10:38:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 86+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | 8/2/08 | Shaun Byron
    BIRMINGHAM -- Freedom. That's the main thrust of the campaign Jack Kevorkian says he is pushing in his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills. Kevorkian held a community roundtable Friday night at the Birmingham Community House on Bates Street. Kevorkian, who is running as an independent, faces Knollenberg and Democrat Gary Peters in the November election. Famous for his legal battles involving assisted suicide, Kevorkian spoke to a small group of people, quoting Thomas Jefferson, Bernard Shaw and Benjamin Franklin. "I'm not doing this for personal gain, I'm here to educate and inform the public," he...
  • Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian's Congressional Bid Certified

    07/07/2008 4:27:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 66+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/7/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Royal Oak, MI ( -- Elections officials in Oakland County have certified that assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian has submitted enough signatures on petitions to qualify for the November ballot as an independent candidate. The certification comes on the heels of a victim's son confronting him.Joe Rozell, the elections director in Oakland County, said on Monday that her office verified 3,200 signatures on petitions requesting his candidacy to appear on the November ballot.Kevorkian needed at least 3,000 to qualify to take on pro-life Rep. Joe Knollenberg and his main opponent, former Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters, a Democrat.All three are seeking...
  • "The View" Hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar Defend Jack Kevorkian's Murder, Suicides

    03/26/2008 5:09:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 106 replies · 1,239+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/26/08 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY ( -- Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, longtime hosts of the chatty television program "The View," praised Jack Kevorkian in a recent episode. Following news that Kevorkian has planned a Congressional bid, they praised him for killing more than 130 people in assisted suicides and murdering a disabled patient.Kevorkian, a convicted murderer and assisted suicide crusader, made his candidacy for a Detroit-area Congressional seat official on Monday.Justin McCarthy, a news analyst at Media Research Center, noted the comments from "The View" hosts in a recent post on MRC's blog Newsbusters.Goldberg said she’s a "big fan" of...
  • Jack Kevorkian Speech Still Set for Tuesday Night at University of Florida

    01/15/2008 4:07:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 68+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/15/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Gainesville, FL( -- Jack Kevorkian is still set to speak tonight at the University of Florida and his speech -- which the university will pay him $50,000 to give -- has drawn considerable controversy. Despite objections from thousands of people and expected protests at the event, local officials say they think it will be safe. Lt. Stacy Ettel, a UF Police officer responsible for security at the event, attended Kevorkian's first post-prison speech at Wayne State University in Michigan on prison reform. "We just wanted to see what kind of reaction he got, and what kind of protest he got,"...
  • Kevorkian helps bring HBO movie to life

    10/27/2007 4:53:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 84+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/07 | Kimberly Nordyke
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Kevorkian, the advocate of doctor-assisted suicide who spent eight years in prison for second-degree murder, is cooperating with HBO Films for a movie about his controversial practices. Kevorkian, now 79, assisted in at least 130 suicides and beat the state court system in Michigan numerous times, but he was convicted in 1999 after he willingly sent a videotape of himself euthanizing a terminally ill man to CBS' "60 Minutes." He received a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder -- serving his sentence in a maximum-security prison in Michigan -- but was paroled in...
  • Terri Schiavo's Family Continues Effort to Block Jack Kevorkian UF Speech

    09/03/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 804 replies · 5,399+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/3/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Gainesville, FL ( -- The family of Terri Schiavo is continuing its efforts to block a speech by Jack Kevorkian scheduled for the middle of next month. The speech would be the first for the former assisted suicide crusader following his release from prison for killing a disabled man and showing the death on national television.Kevorkian would speak to students at the University of Florida on October 11 and receive $50,000 for the talk, as long as his parole officers approve the trip.The family of Terri Schiavo has been leading an effort to stop the speech by gathering petitions...
  • Fieger Charged in Campaign Finance Probe (Jack Kevorkian Lawyer, Breck Girl)

    08/24/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 63 replies · 2,829+ views
    AP vis SFGate ^ | 8/24/7 | DAVID RUNK, Associated Press Writer
    DETROIT (AP) -- Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, was indicted on charges of conspiring to make more than $125,000 in illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards. The indictment was returned Aug. 21 and unsealed Friday. It names both Fieger and Vernon Johnson, a partner in Fieger's Southfield-based law firm.
  • Jack Kevorkian Visit to University of Florida Upsetting to Students There

    08/08/2007 4:17:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 801+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/8/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Gainesville, FL ( -- Assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian is headed to the University of Florida for an October 11 speaking engagement -- which will have the college pay him $50,000. But the event isn't going over well with students there, who are upset that state taxpayer dollars will be used to pay the convicted murderer. Ashley Emans, a junior at the university, wrote more about the speaking engagement in an editorial on Town Hall. She said that the student-run speaker's bureau called ACCENT sent Kevorkian the speaking offer shortly after his released from prison, where he served eight years...
  • Kevorkian Plan to Speak in Florida May be Too Soon for Parole Board

    08/04/2007 9:11:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 290+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/3/07 | Peter J. Smith
    LANSING, Michigan, August 3, 2007 ( - Dr. Jack Kevorkian may have plans to speak at the University of Florida about his life's work of "mercy killing", but the Michigan Parole Board has not yet agreed to the euthanasia movement's poster-boy's request to leave the state. Russ Marlan, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections told that the Parole Board has not yet approved Kevorkian's request to leave Michigan and first "wanted to give time and see how he does." "He can't leave the state without written permission and the request is still pending," Marlan said.  "[The Parole Board]...
  • Doctor "Death" Kevorkian to Speak at Florida University for $50,000 Speaking Fee

    07/17/2007 3:57:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 483+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/17/07 | John Jalsevac
    July 17, 2007 ( - ACCENT, the University of Florida student government funded speaker's bureau has confirmed that Dr. Jack Kevorkian has accepted a $50,000 speaking engagement at the University. spoke with ACCENT chairman Steven Blank today, who said that while he could confirm that Dr. Kevorkian has accepted the invitation, and is scheduled to speak on October 11, as of yet further details cannot be released."We figure that this will be a great way to engage our student body and entertain," said Blank about Kevorkian's upcoming appearance. "We do understand that this will spark controversy. And that is...
  • Christian doc says 'Dr. Death' violated all ethics

    06/02/2007 3:01:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 722+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 6/1/07 | Ed Thomas
    Though being followed like a celebrity even upon his release today from an eight-year stint in state prison, the former Michigan physician known as "Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian, is being called a lawbreaker by at least one California member of the Christian Medical Association.Hear This Report   Kevorkian, 79, served eight years in prison for second-degree murder following his assistance in a suicide that was broadcast on television's 60 Minutes and his subsequent arrest. He claims to have participated in at least 130 assisted suicides during his lifetime. Kevorkian's conviction earned him a 10- to 25-year sentence, but he...
  • Right-to-die issues divide Americans

    05/30/2007 12:21:30 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 447+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2007
    More than two-thirds of Americans believe there are circumstances in which a patient should be allowed to die, but they are closely divided on whether it should be legal for a doctor to help terminally ill patients end their own lives by prescribing fatal drugs, a new AP-Ipsos poll finds. The results were released Tuesday, just days before Dr. Jack Kevorkian is freed from a Michigan prison after serving more than eight years for second-degree murder in the poisoning of a man with Lou Gehrig's disease. Kevorkian's defiant assisted suicide campaign, which he waged for years before his conviction, fueled...
  • 'Dr. Death' (Jack Kevorkian) To Be Released

    05/27/2007 8:27:51 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies · 558+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2007 | AP
    'DR. DEATH' TO BE RELEASED AP May 27, 2007 -- LANSING, Mich. - Jack Kevorkian is due to be released from prison Friday, after having served more than eight years of a 10-to-25-year sentence. The retired pathologist, who waged a defiant campaign to help profoundly ailing people commit suicide, was convicted in the assisted death of a Michigan man.
  • Kevorkian Vows to Push for Assisted Suicide Laws After Upcoming Prison Release

    05/23/2007 4:54:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 431+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/23/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    COLDWATER, Michigan, May 23, 2007 ( - Infamous euthanasia activist “Dr.” Jack Kevorkian has pledged to work towards getting assisted suicide legalized after his release from prison for the murder of a man with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kevorkian admitted his intention of pursuing legalized assisted suicide, in a telephone interview with Michigan TV station WJBK. He was careful to say he would not break any laws in the process. Kevorkian is scheduled to be released from prison on parole June 1, after serving just over eight years of his 10-25 year sentence for second-degree murder in the televised death...
  • Jack Kevorkian Prison Release Still Under Governor's Consideration

    02/02/2007 1:58:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 472+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/2/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Lansing, MI ( -- Much of the country may have forgotten about assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian, but Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm insists she hasn't forgotten about him. Granholm's office said Thursday she is still weighing a request from Kevorkian's lawyer to release him from prison before his scheduled parole in June.Kevorkian is 78 and reportedly suffers from a number of health ailments, including diabetes, hepatitis C, vertigo, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.The Michigan Parole Board announced in December that Kevorkian will be paroled.However, Kevorkian attorney Mayer Morganroth wants him to be released before that and asked...
  • Once the killing starts, there's no stopping it (euthanasia)

    01/29/2007 5:09:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 85 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 29, 2007 | Greg Pike
    Remember Jack Kevorkian? He's the American euthanasia doctor behind bars for second-degree murder. He's also the one who wanted to look into the eyes of those in the process of dying for his "obitiatric research". Despite his ghoulishness, Kevorkian is revered by those such as Derek Humphry, co-founder of the pro-euthanasia group the Hemlock Society, who described Kevorkian's incarceration as "a tragedy for an honourable man". Kevorkian assisted or lethally injected at least 130 people, mostly middle-aged women. More than 70 per cent were not terminally ill. Most were disabled or depressed. Recently, the Swiss group Dignitas, which has assisted...
  • Jack Kevorkian Gets Medical Evaluation on Governor Granholm's Orders

    07/31/2006 4:17:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 59 replies · 700+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/31/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Coldwater, MI ( -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm ordered state officials to carry out a medical examination on jailed assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian. The exam comes after the Michigan Parole Board recently turned down another request to commute his sentence. While Kevorkian and his attorney claim he has less than six months to live, the board said an independent doctor couldn't certify that. Wanting a second opinion, Granholm wants to confirm whether the former pathologist is near death or not. "The governor is not in the business of second-guessing our courts, but she has commuted sentences of prisoners with...
  • Dying 'Dr. Death' Has Second Thoughts About Assisting Suicides

    05/26/2006 10:37:54 AM PDT · by Abathar · 120 replies · 3,352+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 26, 2006 | LARA SETRAKIAN
    Today, on his 78th birthday, Jack Kevorkian, the man known as "Dr. Death," is slowly dying in prison. And, according to his lawyer, Kevorkian seems to have second thoughts about helping people die. For years, Kevorkian was the center of a national debate around the highly controversial questions surrounding physician-assisted suicide or "mercy killing:" Do the terminally ill have the right to choose when and how they die? Do doctors have the ability, even an obligation, to help them die as they choose? Now, as he sits in jail, Kevorkian may have had a change of heart — not about...
  • Lawyer: Kevorkian's Health Deteriorating (GEE-HE'S NOT DOING WELL-HE WANTS TO LIVE-ISN'T IT IRONIC?)

    05/20/2006 3:03:21 PM PDT · by paulat · 60 replies · 1,030+ views
    Yahoo! / The Associated Press ^ | 05/20/06 | Not Listed
    Lawyer: Kevorkian's Health Deteriorating 22 minutes ago An attorney for Jack Kevorkian said the assisted-suicide advocate will probably not survive another year if kept in prison, as he again asked the state to grant his client a pardon or commute his sentence. Lawyer Mayer Morganroth said he applied to the state Parole Board and Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Friday seeking a pardon, parole or commutation, citing the 77-year-old's deteriorating health. "Kevorkian has become increasingly frail and has fallen twice, injuring his wrist and fracturing two ribs," Morganroth said in a statement. His blood pressure has gone "through the roof," the...
  • Lawyer Seeks Pardon for Kevorkian in Mich.

    11/19/2005 8:23:15 PM PST · by digital-olive · 19 replies · 510+ views ^ | Nov 19, 2005 | Associated Press
    Jack Kevorkian's attorney is asking Michigan's governor and parole board for a third time to pardon the 77-year-old assisted-suicide advocate or commute his sentence. Kevorkian is eligible for parole in 2007, but attorney Mayer Morganroth says he might not live that long. Kevorkian suffers from a number of ailments, including high blood pressure, arthritis, cataracts, osteoporosis and Hepatitis C, he said. "The man is in dire shape," Morganroth said in a statement Saturday. "Prison has deteriorated him almost to the point of no return." Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said in the past that she won't consider pardoning Kevorkian. Two previous...
  • Matters Of Life And Death Kevorkian: Terri a potential patent

    10/01/2005 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 439+ views ^ | October 1, 2005 |
    Incarcerated euthanasia crusader, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, says when he's released from prison he won't help anyone end his life by assisted suicide until the law makes it legal, but if he could go back ten years, he would have taken Terri Schiavo as a "patient" if her husband Michael had come to him. Kevorkian, 77, is serving a 10 to 25 year sentence for second degree murder in an assisted suicide case where he injected a patient suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with a fatal dose of drugs. He is eligible for parole in 2007.
  • Kevorkian, Nichols cases turned back

    10/07/2002 10:50:39 AM PDT · by GeneD · 190+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt losses Monday to convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, imprisoned Dr. Jack Kevorkian, former Olympic security guard Richard Jewell, and Frank Sinatra Jr.</p> <p>Their cases were among more than a thousand that justices refused to consider as they returned to work after a three-month break. The court only hears arguments in 80 or so cases each year — about 1% of the cases that make it to the high court.</p>
  • Lawyer: Kevorkian transferred to prison closer to home

    08/17/2002 5:59:42 PM PDT · by GeneD · 1 replies · 169+ views
    <p>A lawyer for Jack Kevorkian says the 74-year-old has been transferred to a prison closer to his home and his friends.</p> <p>Mayer Morganroth said Kevorkian, who is serving the fourth year of a sentence for his second-degree murder conviction, was moved to the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer on Friday morning.</p>