Pa. Atty. Gen. Kathleen Kane’s home town newspaper, The [Scranton] Times-Tribune, and its sister paper, The [Towanda] Daily Review, editorialized today that the state legislature should revisit the state’s end-of-life law as a result of Kane’s unjust prosecution of Philadelphia nurse Barbara Mancini for aiding suicide in the death of her terminally ill, 93-year-old father Joe Yourshaw.
The editorial must be a bitter pill for Kane to swallow since it criticized her for bringing the case and her statement about why she would not appeal a judge’s dismissal of the case:
“Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane attempted to cling to a rationale for her office’s wayward criminal prosecution of Barbara Mancini for alleged complicity in the supposed attempted suicide of her terminally ill father …
According to Ms. Kane, in a statement announcing the decision not to seek an appeal of the dismissal, Judge Russell had deemed inadmissible, as a matter of procedure, an incriminating statement by Mrs. Mancini that she had handed the drug to her father to fulfill his wish to die. More