KEVORKIAN: Says He’s ‘Out of the Death Business’
Jack Kevorkian will not resume his role in assisting suicides after his release from prison, according to friends and legal advisors, the Boston Globe reported Sunday. He also has "dropped plans to starve himself." Since his 10- to 25-year sentence was issued in April, the 71-year-old pathologist has focused on painting and writing in prison, and plans to continue his right-to-die cause through lobbying efforts. Kevorkian has been using the libraries and pursing other hobbies, and according to a friend's daughter, believes that "an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory," regarding his position on euthanasia. Kevorkian plans to exhibit 15 of his paintings works at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, MA. Sales of the art work will generate the $28,000 fee plus $364.50 monthly cost that he will be assessed during his incarceration under Michigan law (Hall, 9/19).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.