The news reports about Jack Kevorkian’s “career” as an assisted suicide faclitator, what he would call an “obitiatrist,” are so sanitized or inaccurate that I had to respond. Here it is, at the Daily Standard.
The media reports, beyond being inaccurate, overlook the profound sickness of Kevorkian and the terrible things he did–and advocated. He was not a compassionate man who only wanted to help the terminally ill when nothing else could be done to alleviate suffering. In many ways he was a monster. Read “Doctor Death Gets Out of Jail,” and you will see why I would make such a strong statement.