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Legally Insane - The Law is Funny

Aug 22, 2018

Legally Insane

Dr. Kevorkian aka Dr. Death - Episode 45

Today the guys jump into a bit of a heavy topic, but do a great job at keeping it light. They’re discussing Dr. Kevorkian and the idea of assisted suicide. Dr. Kevorkian is most known for championing the cause of physician-assisted suicide. Matt and Tony break down where the idea of assisted suicide came from and discuss the legalities and moral implications of voluntary death.


  • [02:35] – Assisted suicide is suicide committed with the aid of another person, sometimes a physician.
  • [05:18] – Dr. Kevorkian drew blood from corpuses and transferred them into hospital staff members.
  • [07:01] – Kevorkian assisted in the death of 139 people in the 1990’s.
  • [08:10] – 60% of the patients that died with him were not terminally ill and at least 13 of them hadn’t complained of any pain.
  • [18:30] – Dr. Kevorkian went to jail for manslaughter when he administered lethal injection.
  • [23:58] – France legalized suicide in 1790.
  • [28:04] – Assisted suicide is legal in 5 states and the District of Columbia.

The Takeaway – If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide please get help and call the suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255.

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