FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michigan Catholic Conference released the following statement after the Michigan Parole Board announced Jack Kevorkian will be paroled on June 1, 2007.
“The State has a human rights obligation to provide its prisoners with proper medical and psychological treatment; unfortunately, the parole board has instead scheduled for release an individual who perpetrated the crime of murder over 130 times. There must be a proper balance between compassion and justice. Unfortunately, justice was not served in this circumstance. Assisted suicide represents an affront to the dignity of the human person, a crime against life and an attack on humanity.”
Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.
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