Right-to-die debate reignited; Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies

The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000008" title="FBI" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/fbi-ORGOV000008.topic">FBI</a> is investigating sales of so-called suicide kits by Sharlotte Hydorn, 91, who puts the mail-order kits together in her home. Media attention surrounding the death of a man who used one of Hydorn's kits has put the right-to-die issue back in the spotlight. Also, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002779" title="Jack Kevorkian" href="/topic/health/jack-kevorkian-PECLB002779.topic">Dr. Jack Kevorkian</a>, the notorious advocate of physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, died June 3 at the age of 83.
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( Marty Graham / Reuters )

The FBI is investigating sales of so-called suicide kits by Sharlotte Hydorn, 91, who puts the mail-order kits together in her home. Media attention surrounding the death of a man who used one of Hydorn's kits has put the right-to-die issue back in the spotlight. Also, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the notorious advocate of physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, died June 3 at the age of 83.

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