Jack Kevorkian

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.Jack Kevorkian

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The Jews were gassed. Armenians were killed in every conceivable way... So the Holocaust doesn't interest me, see? They've had a lot of publicity, but they didn't suffer as much.Jack Kevorkian

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First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?Jack Kevorkian

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Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you're playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person's ill, he shouldn't go to a doctor because he's asking for interference with God's will. But of course, patients can't think that way.Jack Kevorkian

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My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.Jack Kevorkian

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The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.Jack Kevorkian

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My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.Jack Kevorkian

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Yes, we need euthanasia, for certain cases where people are in comas or too immobile to even press a button.Jack Kevorkian

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Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.Jack Kevorkian

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It's the boredom that kills you. You read until you're tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.Jack Kevorkian

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If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering.Jack Kevorkian

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I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.Jack Kevorkian

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Let's hope you feel better now.Jack Kevorkian

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The patient decides when it's best to go.Jack Kevorkian

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All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.Jack Kevorkian

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I'd find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets.Jack Kevorkian

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I suppose, if helping a patient die is killing, I suppose I'm a killer.Jack Kevorkian

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I have a natural right to do whatever I want with my body... as long as it doesn't affect anybody else or any other property.Jack Kevorkian

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How can you regret helping a suffering patient?Jack Kevorkian

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I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice.Jack Kevorkian

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There's no doubt I expect to die in prison.Jack Kevorkian

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Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares.Jack Kevorkian

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When history looks back, it will prove what I'll die knowing.Jack Kevorkian

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If a man is terrified, it's up to me to dispel that terror.Jack Kevorkian

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The law doesn't create a right.Jack Kevorkian

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Listen, when you take my liberty away, you've taken away more-something more precious than life. I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None.Jack Kevorkian

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Everyone is going to die.Jack Kevorkian

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You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems.Jack Kevorkian

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I always said all my life if I wasn't born and they gave me the question I'd say I don't want to be born.Jack Kevorkian

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I don't persuade to suicide.Jack Kevorkian

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