February 22, 2024

Film about Jack Kevorkian

April 10, 2010

Hi there,

It has been a slow
week in the bioethics world, although there always seems to be something
happening. If you notice news which might escape our notice, please send them
along to us.

One development is
more on the artistic side – a film with megastars Al Pacino and Susan Sarandon
about Jack Kevorkian. I’ve managed to track down the YouTube trailer. Whatever
your views might be, I think you’ll agree that a very sympathetic film about the
world’s most prominent euthanasia activist means something. But what, exactly?
That Americans are more sympathetic? That Hollywood is more sympathetic?

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Michael Cook