So we all know the story of Jack Kevorkian and his promotion of euthanasia. While some refer to him as “Dr. Death,” supporters argue that “idiosyncrasies aside — Kevorkian is a hero who helped more than 130 terminally ill people end their own lives with dignity.”
I don’t care to debate whether or not euthanasia is okay. What I do find interesting is that Kevorkian never went to jail for his claim of helping over 125 people with assisted suicides, because Michigan does not have a direct assisted suicide ban. The only reason he did go to jail (for 8 years) was for killing a disabled person on national television. During this time he also wrote a book, which has now been turned into an HBO movie and will be debuted on April 24th. The movie is titled, “You Don’t Know Jack,” and Al Pacino will be playing Kevorkian.
Now, is it just me, or is it weird that they decided to debut the movie on April 24th?
Ouch? It reminds me of the movie “American Psycho.”
Google chainsaw, then scroll down to the Wikipedia description of it. (In courtesy of Adam)
“Trying to read and host is like trying to be the President of the United States.”
-Hot Wings from the show “Real Chance of Love”
So I just read this story about a woman from Pasadena, Texas, who got angry at her ex-boyfriend after he took back the jewelry he had given her. As revenge, the woman took her ex’s goldfish home, fried them up, and ate them! I personally think that’s hilarious and awesome!
Would you ever do something like that?
On September 18, 2007, 26 year-old Kerrie Wooltorton from eastern England swallowed antifreeze and called the ambulance soon thereafter. Most people would assume that the reason why she called was because she wanted help, but Kerrie had actually written a letter 3 days prior, giving the doctors instructions not to save her.
Apparently Wooltorton was depressed because she couldn’t conceive a child, and she didn’t want to die alone. Wooltorton’s family said that the doctors should have saved her regardless, but her living will prevented them to do so. The letter was addressed to “To whom this may concern” and contained the following:
“If I come into hospital regarding an overdose or any attempt of my life, I would like for NO life saving treatment to be given… I am aware that you may think that because I called the ambulance I therefore want treatment, THIS IS NOT THE CASE! I do however want to be comfortable as nobody wants to die alone and scared and without going into details there are loads of reasons I do not want to die at home which I realize you will not understand and I apologise for this… Please be assured that I am 100% aware of the consequences of this and the probable outcome of drinking antifreeze, eg death in 95-99% of cases and if I survive then kidney failure, I understand and accept them and will take 100% responsibility for this…”
The doctors considered her to be “mentally competent to decide on treatment — or refuse it,” which is why they cannot be legally liable for anything.
I personally think she should have been saved. According to chairman Dominica Roberts from The ProLife Alliance, “A lot of people who attempt to commit suicide are thankful they have been revived the next day.” I just don’t see how people can let someone die like that.
How do you feel? Do you think the doctors should have saved her?