Year: 1999 Source: AAS Newslink, v.25, no.3, (Summer 1999), p.10 SIEC No: 20030638

This article describes the physician-assisted suicide program by Dr. Kevorkian. The author asserts Kevorkian exhibits suicidal thinking as he annnounced that he would starve himself to death as a martyr in prison if convicted of murder. A discussion of his conviction & subsequent incarceration is included. The author asserts that perhaps Dr. Kevorkian should not be viewed as a saviour or a serial killer, but as a would-be suicidal martyr in need of help. (SC)