By Dave Andrusko News that eleven of the late Jack Kevorkian’s paintings are up for sale in Los Angeles—at “upward of $45,000 per canvas”—are a reminder that long before there was Kermit Gosnell, there was Jack Kevorkian. Whereas abortionist Gosnell was angered when the Philadelphia Attorney General called his abortion clinic a “House of …Continue reading "Kevorkian’s “pro-euthanasia paintings” expected to fetch up to $45,000 each"
By Mary Jane Owen Editor’s note. This story from the December 10, 1998, edition of National Right to Life News is the latest entry in our year-long “Roe at 40” series. Mary Jane Owen offers a brilliant critique of the then-hugely popular “Dr. Death”—Jack Kevorkian—and how in Kevorkian and the media used one another to …Continue reading "Becoming Targets For Elimination"
By Dave Andrusko My apologies, I missed this. You may remember I wrote about an exercise in the macabre– the memorabilia of “Dr. Death,” Jack Kevorkian, was to be auctioned off by his niece, Ava Janus. Along with his sweater there were some 140 personal items to be offered last Friday. Participants were dubbed by …Continue reading "Much of Kevorkian “Memorabilia” Not Sold at Auction"
By Dave Andrusko What, pray tell, might a “Morbid fashionista” be? If you believe USA Today’s Ann Oldenburg that might describe someone who would be “interested to know that among the items going up for auction on Oct. 28 from the estate of Jack Kevorkian will be his famous blue sweater.” Yes, as incredible as …Continue reading "Jack Kevorkian and “Morbid Fashionistas”"
Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from the blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. I was working on last minute preparations before the opening of the Third International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (June 3) when I received a phone call asking me for comments concerning the death of …Continue reading "The real Jack Kevorkian"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. Wesley Smith filed several entries at his great website following the death last Friday of Jack Kevorkian. The following is perhaps his best. For my take on the passing of “Dr. Death,” see here. Good grief. Barbara Walters vividly illustrates how incompetently the media usually reported the Kevorkian story. …Continue reading "Barbara Walters Pitches Jack the Compassionate “Dr. Life” Garbage"
By Dave Andrusko In a curious way, it came as a shock to me that a man who wore his moniker “Dr. Death” with pride should have died this morning at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Jack Kevorkian was 83. Hospitalized with kidney and heart problems, evidently Kevorkian suffered a pulmonary thrombosis, according to …Continue reading "Jack Kevorkian: Rest in Peace"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This first appeared at http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/268776/ kevorkian-dark-mirror-society-wesley-j-smith and is reprinted with permission. The death of Jack Kevorkian by natural causes has a certain irony, but it is not surprising. His driving motive was always obsession with death. Indeed, as he described in his book Prescription Medicide, Kevorkian’s overriding purpose in …Continue reading "Kevorkian: A Dark Mirror on Society"
Editor’s note. This first ran June 16, 2010. By Dave Andrusko Over the years I’ve read a fair amount of what Jack Kevorkian has written, a ton of what has been written about him, and in the process always came to the same conclusion: I just don’t get what it is about a man who …Continue reading "CNN’s Gupta Tells Kevorkian: “It was an honor to meet him”"
WASHINGTON – Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist known the world over as “Dr. Death” for his push to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States, died today in a Detroit-area hospital at age 83. He readily admitted to assisting in the deaths of more than 100 people. “Many of the victims on whom …Continue reading "JACK KEVORKIAN DEAD AT 83"