Pity Right to Life of Michigan. For years, it endured the unrelenting serial killing by Jack Kevorkian, known as Dr. Death. Kevorkian assisted in the suicides of 130 patients in his home state of Michigan. Didn’t matter if they were terminally ill. Didn’t matter where they lived. Didn’t matter where the suicide took place. If they wanted death, Dr. Death was happy to oblige. Kevorkian helped people put bags over their heads in vans in parking lots. He hooked them up to machines where the patient could push a button and – voila – death-dealing drugs entered the bloodstream. Even the proponents of euthanasia squirmed at the mention of his name.
Kevorkian deftly defied laws and slipped out of the hands of prosecutors on many occasions. Finally, he overstepped his bounds and created a videotape in which he directly killed a patient. It was aired on national television and they got him. After serving eight years in prison, he was recently paroled. Kevorkian remains a deeply controversial figure as he collects speaking fees of up to $50,000 at universities which, for whatever reason, allow him to spread his message.
Here’s the real kicker. Kevorkian now plans to run for Congress in Michigan. Pity Right to Life of Michigan.