Doctor Kevorkian Set to be Released

After serving more than eight years in prison, Doctor Jack Kevorkian is set to be released from prison, and that is re-igniting the debate about assisted suicide.

Doctor Kevorkian, also known as “Doctor Death” is scheduled to be released from prison this Friday, June 1st.

He is known for assisting terminally-ill patients commit suicide.

And a new poll shows that Americans are still divided about that practice.

An AP poll shows that more than two-thirds of those polled, 68%, say there are circumstances where people should be allowed to die.

On the other hand, 30% of those polled say that doctors and nurses should always do everything they can to save a person’s life.

For many, the tougher question is whether doctors should be allowed to prescribe lethal drugs to help people end their lives.

In the AP poll, 48% said yes, while 44% said no.

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