Editor’s note. This comes from Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate. RTL of Michigan has run a monthly series looking back at historically significant prolife moments in the state’s history. This is the seventh and final entry. The question of where you go when you die is ages old. In the 1990s, euthanasia …Continue reading "A Look Back at 50 Years: 1998 and the defeat of a referendum to legalize doctor-prescribed death in Michigan"
By Dave Andrusko This post is built on a terrific story by Right to Life of Michigan–“Stumping for secret court orders and secret DNR orders–which we are reposting and dozens and dozens of stories we wrote about “Dr. Death,” Jack Kevorkian. Although now deceased, Kevorkian’s ugly legacy lives on in the writings of people like …Continue reading "Still channeling the death ethos of Jack Kevorkian"
By Wesley J. Smith When I was contacted by a high school student writing a paper about the historical significance of Jack Kevorkian, I hadn’t considered that particular aspect of his saga before, and so I took some time answering her. I then made that question the topic of my column for First Things: It …Continue reading "What is Jack Kevorkian’s place in History?"
By Dave Andrusko Earlier this year, January to be specific, pro-life bioethicist Wesley J. Smith wrote a column, spurred by a student who wrote to tell Wesley that he was writing a paper about the historical significance of Jack Kevorkian. The column was quite brilliant and ended on this note: I really hope K goes …Continue reading "In the works: a live-stage treatment on the little-known “human side” of Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian"
By Wesley J. Smith The revisionism about Jack Kevorkian and his purposes will not stop–and it can’t be allowed to stand. The truth about K and what he was really after–his true motives–is too important, because it not only shows the seductive nihilism of our present day that a ghoul like him could become widely admired, …Continue reading "Kevorkian’s True Goal was Human Vivisection"
By Wesley J. Smith I was recently contacted by a high school student writing a paper about the historical significance of Jack Kevorkian. I hadn’t considered that particular aspect of his saga before, and so I took some time answering her. I then made that question the topic of my current column in First …Continue reading "Kevorkian Place in History Up to Culture Victors"
By Wesley J. Smith I am often asked for interviews by students who are writing papers about the assisted suicide issue. I am always happy to oblige. Most ask why I oppose assisted suicide and whether I think guidelines can prevent the slippery slope. But, the other day, I was contacted by a high-schooler …Continue reading "The Historical Kevorkian"
By Wesley J. Smith In the midst of the Brittany Maynard media mania, it struck me how prophetic Jack Kevorkian was about how deeply the culture of death would subsume the culture of the West. So, I took to the pages of the Weekly Standard to issue a storm warming. From, “Kevorkian’s Vision:” The …Continue reading "It’s a Kevorkian World"
He’s looking alarmingly prophetic. By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide exploded into the news again two months ago after Brittany Maynard, dying of brain cancer, announced she would take a lethal prescription as permitted under Oregon law. Maynard became an international celebrity, lauded as “courageous” in a cover story in People and featured in …Continue reading "Kevorkian’s Vision"
By Wesley J. Smith I believe that America’s embrace of the ghoul Jack Kevorkian–that is not name-calling, see below–is a portentous symptom of cultural dissipation. The current First Things contains a vivid article about one of K’s deaths–who was found to have no illness upon her autopsy–illuminating the real Kevorkian behind the myth. Psychiatrist …Continue reading "Casting light on Jack Kevorkian’s true evil"
Editor’s note. This appeared in the April edition of National Right to Life News, NRLC’s online, digital newspaper. You can read this and 24 other stories at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsApril2014.pdf This past week I wrote a post for National Right to Life News Today, NRL News’ younger sister, where I talked about the truly bizarre fact …Continue reading "“Muzzling those without the proper worldview” and the fight to expose the shadowy world of Kermit Gosnell"
By Chelsea Zimmerman Jack Kevorkian was a convicted murderer who, even after being released from prison, bragged about having “assisted” the suicides of at least 130 people. Unlike most felons once they’re released, his status as a convicted murderer treated Kevorkian quite well. Not only was he several high profile, high paying speaking engagements …Continue reading "Dr. Death “Art” for Sale"