For years, doctors have been prohibited from assisting patients in taking their own lives. Dr. Jack Kevorkian gained world
attention by assisting in several suicides to dying patients; he was sentenced to over 60 years for his efforts, despite the
gratitude of the patients and their families. Recent laws in Oregon and the U.K. have started a trend of
legalization. But some, most notably the U.S. Attorney General's office, are determined to prevent the laws from going through.