Date: November 04, 2018 09:08PM
Hep. C is not necessarily terminal.
Cancer is not necessarily terminal.
Renal disease is not necessarily terminal.
My huge issue with the guy is that he was a proponent of physician assisted suicide for *anyone* who wanted to die. Not ethical IMO.
As for Kevorkian himself:
"Mr. Fieger said that Dr. Kevorkian, weakened as he lay in the hospital, could not take advantage of the option that he had offered others and that he had wished for himself. 'This is something I would want,' Dr. Kevorkian once said.
“ 'If he had enough strength to do something about it, he would have,' Mr. Fieger said at a news conference Friday in Southfield, Mich. 'Had he been able to go home, Jack Kevorkian probably would not have allowed himself to go back to the hospital.' ”https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/us/04kevorkian.html
"Kevorkian was hospitalized on May 18, 2011, with kidney problems and pneumonia. Kevorkian's condition grew rapidly worse and he died from a thrombosis on June 3, 2011... ."
Your source which relied on the source above, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kevorkian#cite_note-Schneider-5
So, let's see. that's less than a month.
"According to his attorney, Mayer Morganroth, there were no artificial attempts to keep him alive and his death was painless."
Your source. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kevorkian#cite_note-DFP-39
Which relies on this source: https://web.archive.org/web/20110605030057/http://www.freep.com/article/20110603/NEWS01/110603016/Assisted-suicide-advocate-Jack-Kevorkian-diesAGE
"Kevorkian did not have symptoms for years from hepatitis C, Nicol said, but the virus can cause liver cancer and ultimately fatal complications, particularly in elderly people."
"Kevorkian resisted being hospitalized, but friends insisted on taking him to Beaumont Hospital after he fell in his Royal Oak apartment, Nicol said."
I don't particularly like the guy (experimenting on prisoners and disabled newborns isn't my thing), BUT I think he brought an important issue to the table. My aunt is going into hospice this week. But for Jack, I don't think palliative care would be an option.
My issue with what you wrote is that it sounds hyperbolic and he sounds hypocritical. He was an unapologetic nut, but I'm not sure he was a hypocrite.