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Jack Kevorkian

Keep Brittany Maynard's Legacy Alive and Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

This whole argument boils down to a simple premise: who is in charge of our lives? Doctors? Politicians? Religious leaders? Or Us? Are we so feeble minded that we cannot be trusted to be responsible for our own existence?

Death With Dignity Is a Matter of Personal Freedom

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If you have visited a news oriented website recently, you have likely heard the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who has an inoperable brain tumor. Rather than let the tumor dictate the terms of her death, she proactively sought an option that would allow her to end her life in a dignified and humane fashion.

Here's A Side Of Dr. Kevorkian You've Probably Never Seen -- His Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the man associated with the rather morbid nickname "Dr. Death," is well known for his work advocating for the rights of the termin...

New Mexico Must Stand Strong and Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's one of those topics that can stir a national debate in no time: Should a person have the right to end his life when he's ready to die? In January...

Wanted Dead or Alive

Francis Levy | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

What to do when you wake up in a body bag? Start kicking, but not the bucket. That's what happened to someone named Walter Williams who had been decl...

Judge Rules to Allow Physician Assisted Suicide in New Mexico

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The ruling by Judge Nan Nash of the New Mexico Second Judicial District would make New Mexico the fifth state to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to terminal patients.

The 'Obamacare Referendumb'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As for the Obama-hugging Christie, who continues to thumb his nose at the crazies in his purview, I can hardly wait to see him at the 2016 debates squaring off against what is sure to be a crop of deranged opponents.

A Modest Proposal: Introduction

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

How can we care for the elderly and poor while not bankrupting ourselves? My modest proposal turns the problem completely around. Rather than the poor and elderly being the cause of the problem, they instantaneously become its cure.

Belgium Twin Brothers Die by Euthanasia -- Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal in America

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The states have the power to allow and regulate assisted suicide or to prohibit it, and with enough pressure from critical thinkers we will someday have the freedom to end our lives with dignity. If enough critical thinkers band together, someday we'll be able to live and die on our own terms.

Disappointed in Dr. Phil

Joni Eareckson Tada | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Joni Eareckson Tada

This week I am going to be adding my signature to a letter being sent to Dr. Phil McGraw from a coalition of disabilities organizations and individual...

Kevorkian Suicide Machine, Paintings, Put On Auction Block

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — A suicide machine belonging to Dr. Jack Kevorkian was withdrawn Friday from an auction of the assisted-suicide advocate's possessions...

Michael McLaughlin

Fight To The Death Over Jack Kevorkian's Art Erupts | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

Dr. Death's controversies won't die. Jack Kevorkian, the pathologist at the center of a legal storm for assisting terminally ill patients with comm...

Jack Kevorkian's Estate, And Museum Fight For Dr. Death Art

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 12.19.2011 | Weird News

BOSTON — The Armenian Library and Museum of America is refusing to surrender 17 paintings and other artwork by assisted-suicide advocate Dr. Jac...

'Dr. Death' Art, Belongings To Be Sold

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

DETROIT -- Paintings, writings and the iconic blue sweater of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are going up for auction, his attorney and clos...

To Kevork Or Not To Kevork, That Is The Question

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

In the next 20 years, I imagine we will witness the options for end of life choice and control expand for those facing chronic or terminal illness, pain, meaninglessness and even boredom.

Thanks To Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I believe that he should actually be thanked because Dr. Kevorkian raised the awareness that we don't do dying well, particularly when people are suffering and in physical pain.

Thank You, Dr. Kevorkian

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

My family didn't always have deep discussions but we talked openly about death -- thanks to Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

The Choice To End All Choices

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The dying deserve choices in everything from choice of care to choice of where to receive it. Whether to pray or sit quietly. Whether to have visitors. Whether to see a spiritual guide.

Both Sides Now: Weiner Dem Headache -- Medicare GOP Migraine? Who Is Jon... Huntsman?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgRon Reagan and Kellyanne Conway debate whether pols or voters should decide Weiner's fate and whether Ryan's Medicare Plan could give Dems back the House?

Reflections On Jack Kevorkian: Who Owns Death?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

There's something about assisted dying that still makes a lot of people squirm. With Dr. Kevorkian's death, I think it's time for us to take that bogeyman out of the closet.

What Dr. Kevorkian Was Really Like

RoyalOak Patch | Judy Davids & Brittney Moody | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living

The restaurants, shops and library that Kevorkian frequented say they will miss the quirky, understated gentleman who called Royal Oak home....

PHOTOS: Art By The Late Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is famous for his beliefs on physician-assisted suicide and his subsequent trial and incarceration. He is less known, however, for ...

RIP Jack Kevorkian: Pioneer, Zealot, Dramatic Foil

Scott Swenson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

His message was simple: in an increasingly mechanized and technological age, modern medicine is trapping many sick people in a life of suffering and torture that can be alleviated if they choose.

Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Dies At Age 83

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial assisted suicide advocate, has died at a Detroit-area hospital at the age of 83. Kevorkian's attorney and fri...

Jack Kevorkian Hospitalized With Kidney Problems

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- A lawyer says assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is in a Detroit-area hospital with pneumonia and kidney problems. Mayer (M...