Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Plot Summary: "You Don't Know Jack"

A plot summary of sorts for the Barry Levinson HBO film "You Don't Know Jack" can be found at Comingsoon.net wherein readers learn the film is ...
Loosely based on Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie's book Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia, the HBO film follows Kevorkian's (Pacino) rise as he builds his infamous Mercy Machine and sets out to perform assisted suicides while waging an epic legal battles defending a patient's right to die.

I am always bemused with euthanasia advocates present their argument with the phrase " ... right to die ... " which seems to offer the corporeal obvious as some sort of beneficial grant from the state.

Kevorkian, I suppose, is a radical, but he has his supporters, enough so that Oregon and Washington states allow physician-assisted suicide.
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