September 16, 1996 in Nation/World

Dr. Kevorkian’s Aide Planning Own Death

Compiled From Wire Services

As Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assistant, Janet Good has counseled people with painful illnesses and watched Kevorkian help them take their own lives.

Now she says her own battle with cancer will almost surely end in suicide - hopefully with Kevorkian at her side.

“I want to end my life gently, peacefully, painlessly - just like I’ve seen Dr. Kevorkian’s patients die,” Good said.

The 72-year-old woman was diagnosed more than a year ago with pancreatic cancer, and it has spread to her liver.

Good founded the Michigan chapter of the Hemlock Society, which supports doctor-assisted suicide.

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