Victory for Dr. Death

Victory for Dr. Death

Noting that the state of Michigan has no law barring physician-assisted suicide, a judge in Pontiac dismissed murder charges against Jack Kevorkian, a retired pathologist, for his role in the death of two chronically ill women in 1991. Though the state senate has passed a bill that would make assisted suicide a felony, the house has yet to follow suit. "We have more consumer protection for people buying a car than we do for people making this type of decision," says state senator Fred Dillingham, the bill's sponsor.


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