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If you think they hate Kevorkian, don't even get 'em started on Peter Singer.

Posted by Levislade | June 5, 2007 10:48 AM

GIMP is also the free downloadable program I rarely use. It's an alternative to Photoshop.

Posted by Garrett | June 5, 2007 11:00 AM

Her argument seems to be that we have to protect severely ill and disabled people from themselves by denying them access to assisted suicide. Sounds a little patronizing.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 5, 2007 12:22 PM

Yeah, if I get severely disabled I'd like to keep my options open, thanks. But hey, suicide is like cable tv... if it offends you don't do/watch it.

Posted by monkey | June 5, 2007 12:43 PM

Hi, author of The Gimp Parade here. I'm not a member of Not Dead Yet, but my views line up with theirs pretty well. Suicide is available to everyone. What I oppose is the cost-effective slant medical care threatens to take when assisted suicide is available but not access to mental health services, adequate pain management, or in-home care. It's not like the social message doesn't already exist that many disabled people would be better off dead. We can decide for ourselves, but I oppose a policy that contributes to a system that prefers us dead.

As for Kevorkian. Many of the people he "assisted" were not terminally ill but instead people who may have benefited greatly from access to the other services I've mentioned above. I don't think even the organizations that lobby for assisted suicide want much to do with him.

Good luck with the crutches.

Posted by Kay Olson | June 5, 2007 2:28 PM

GIMP is a great Linux graphics package.

And it's free.

Revel in your GIMP status!

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 5, 2007 3:28 PM


Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 1:15 PM

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