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"Look at Dr. Kevorkian, he's an unemployed pathologist He knows nothing about patient care." ... Robin Bernhoft, MD.
"Here I think about people with psychiatric histories, people with dementia, people who are subject to coercion. These people will be impacted " . . . Disabilities rights activist John Kelly speaking about Massachusetts' proposed assisted suicide law.
On January 12, 2003, at its annual conference in San Diego, California, the Hemlock Society featured Dr. Philip Nitschke who described his new suicide machine. The machine, funded by Hemlock, generates carbon monoxide and can cause death within thirty minutes to an hour. It's a matter of interest that, in 1998, the California legislature passed a law that prohibits the use of carbon monoxide to kill animals ... ... from the International Task Force website.
"Can you imagine the negative message we would be sending to our struggling youth? Do we want to ask doctors to have to dispense life-ending medications, breaking their age-old role and oath as trusted healers? Can you picture how much health insurance companies would save by this measure, lining their own pockets? After 20 years, a time-tested experiment in the Netherlands, approximately one quarter of those people who receive physician assisted suicide never asked for it. They did not ask for death, yet received it! That is end of life choice?" ... ... From a letter to the editor of the Burlington Free Press, March 23, 2007.