suicide machine


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suicide machine

A device invented by Dr Jack Kevorkian, which allows personal control over a painless suicide.
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The politician made headlines across the globe in April when he revealed his sick suicide machine to the world.
Nitschke said he had not been aware of the suicide machine plans on the Internet.
They could be Rube Goldberg machines for the severely mechanically challenged, and in fact the artist describes These Colors Don't Run, 1991-93, (which includes an American flag flying over a garbage can hiding exposed wiring) as a suicide machine.
Along with the 12 original oils, the Assisted Suicide Machine called the "Thanatron" will also be displayed and for sale to the highest bidder.
But they can, although not with a suicide machine of the sort which made him famous.
He was an honored guest at the organization's 2003 national convention in San Diego, where he was invited to unveil his most recently invented suicide machine.
A MERCY-killing campaigner yesterday demonstrated a prototype do-it-yourself suicide machine designed to kill quickly and peacefully with a few breaths of carbon monoxide.
Nurse Jan is riddled with cancer, and wants to be the first person in the world to hook up to a hi-tech SUICIDE machine.
Nitschke Brings Suicide Machine Parts from United States to Australia
Kevorkian's suicide machine or a ban on physician-administered lethal injections - but only to the ban on physician-prescribed medications that would empower terminally ill people to make the choice to hasten their inevitable death.
I strongly believe that Kevorkian's actions were patently immoral for a host of reasons, not the least of which being that it is outrageous that a physician who had devoted himself throughout the preceding year to publicly advocating the cause of assisted suicide and ballyhooing the virtues of his jerry-rigged suicide machine was the only physician who advised, informed, and discussed the question of suicide with Janet Adkins.
In 1989, when a quadraplegic man wanted to end his life, he invented a DIY suicide machine.