John Jay Hooker pleads for physician-assisted suicide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Longtime civil rights activist John Jay Hooker pleaded before a state Senate committee for a bill to allow physician-assisted suicide.
The 84-year-old former Democratic nominee for governor has terminal cancer. He showed up yesterday at a meeting of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee in a wheelchair. At times Hooker struggled to catch his breath, but with a Bible in hand he spoke passionately about the issue.