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Tuesday June 15, 2010


Kevorkian: “The Single Worst Moment of my Life … Was the Moment I Was Born”

By James Tillman and John Jalsevac

June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — “The single worst moment of my life . . . was the moment I was born.” So says Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a recent interview with CNN.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the journalist conducting the interview, confessed that the remark left him speechless – especially since Kevorkian offered the strange and macabre confession without any provocation or lead-up question.

Gupta writes that, “Throughout the two-and-a-half hour interview, [Kevorkian] fluctuated wildly between being downright combative and hostile to being sweet and fatherly.”

The journalist also mentioned Kevorkian’s “crazed rants,” “often about the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution, complete with a defense of James Madison and trashing of Thomas Jefferson.”

The interview is part of the lead-up to Kevorkian’s Thursday interview at 9 PM EST on Larry King Live.

Kevorkian or “Dr. Death” has helped approximately 130 people kill themselves. He also spent 8 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk, who was in the final stages of Amytrophic Lateral Scelerosis at the time of his death. Kevorkian had given Youk the lethal injection himself, and, in a videotape of Youk’s death, dared authorities to try to convict him.

Kevorkian told Gupta that he believes his case should have been heard by the Supreme Court, because the issue of assisted suicide is a constitutional issue. Everyone, says Kevorkian, should have the right to kill him or her self.

“They just don’t get it in Oregon, ” he says. “Or in Washington state or Montana, the other states,” where assisted suicide is currently legal. Assisted suicide is only legal in these states if someone has a terminal illness.

“What difference does it make if someone is terminal?” he says. “We are all terminal.”

Five of Kevorkian’s victims were found to be healthy after autopsies were performed.

However, when it comes to himself, Kevorkian says that he is not ready to die. “I have purpose in my life and three missions,” he said.

The first mission is to warn the human race of its “impending doom,” due to what Gupta labels a “culture of overabundance” that will lead to the “extinction” of the human race.

The second mission is to educate people about assisted suicide, or what Kevorkian calls “patholysis” – the destruction of suffering.

The third mission is “to convince the American public that their rights are infringed upon each and every day – and that the Ninth Amendment is not being upheld.”

The controversial physician’s strange ideas about freedom and the Ninth Amendment are nothing new. In a speech at the University of Florida in 2008, Kevorkian spoke of his desire for anyone to be allowed to do anything at all, denouncing every law as “an infraction of liberty. Every law!”

In that speech he had also said people had a right to smoke marijuana or carry cocaine if they wished.


See related stories on LifeSiteNews.com:

Kevorkian Denounces Unnamed “Tyrant,” Pushes for Euthanasia in Florida Speech

https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jan/08011607.html

Sympathetic ‘Dr. Death’ Kevorkian Biopic Set to Air on HBO Saturday

https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/apr/10042015.html

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