ALEXANDRIA, VA --- Steve Forbes, Republican presidential candidate, today made the following remarks in response to the conviction of Dr. Jack Kevorkian of second-degree murder:
It is heartening to hear that serial-killer Dr. Kevorkian's days are done. Kevorkian not only encouraged a culture of death, but seemed at times to be pushing those he feigned to help further into hopelessness, misery and finally, death.
The next battle lies in fighting to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness benefits from better, more progressive treatment toalleviate pain, as well as the opportunity to choose where to spend their final days. Most would like to be among loved ones -- where possible, every American should have that choice.
We have the technology to do more to ease suffering. We must now develop the empathy and understanding throughout the medical community to do this. Advances made to ease the suffering of the terminally-ill will be advances in the fight against euthanasia and assisted-suicide and for the right-to-life.
For more information, contact: National Right to Life, 419 7th St. NW, Ste. 500, Washington, DC 20004