Dr Kevorkian died this week. There’s been significant support for his work on assisted suicide for some time now, but he’s still by no means universally shaken off the grim mantle of “Dr Death”. He spent a lot of years in jail, and more with serious legal restrictions on what he was allowed to say and do. He seems to have generally stood up to authority with commendable aplomb.
The whole euthanasia thing is tricky, but I think it deserved some more unapologetic support for the side of allowing people to end their suffering, and Kevorkian did a lot to help that.
Again, it’s the weekend, so no particularly deep thoughts. Feel free to argue with me below, though.