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About Jack Kevorkian
Jack Kevorkian was an American pathologist widely known for his supporting stance towards voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide – controversial methods applied to terminally ill patients who wish to end their suffering. He has claimed to have “assisted” more than a hundred patients in ending their lives, although some believe that not all of those were actually terminally ill or even had a disease.
Kevorkian’s most well-known involvement was when he administered a lethal injection, with complete consent, to Thomas Youk in 1998 – the first time he had personally injected a patient. However, he was charged with second-degree homicide due to his license to practice medicine already revoked prior to the act. He served more than eight years in prison before being granted parole in 2007.
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A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business.Jack Kevorkian
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
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
Fear controls you.Jack Kevorkian
Freedom has a price. Most people aren't willing to pay it.Jack Kevorkian
I don't enjoy good food. I don't enjoy flashy cars. I don't care if I live in a dump. I don't enjoy good clothes. This is the best I've dressed in months.Jack Kevorkian
I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.Jack Kevorkian
I hate to say this, but I'll repeat it: After death, all we know that you do is stink.Jack Kevorkian
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
I'm not a romantic.Jack Kevorkian
I'm trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.Jack Kevorkian
If Christ can die in a barn, I think the death of a human in a van is not so bad.Jack Kevorkian
Let's hope you feel better now.Jack Kevorkian
My religion centers in different areas than what's considered conventional religion.Jack Kevorkian
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.Jack Kevorkian
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.Jack Kevorkian
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
The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.Jack Kevorkian
The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death.Jack Kevorkian
There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I'm not a criminal. The parole board knows I'm not a criminal. The judge knows I'm not a criminal.Jack Kevorkian
This could never be a crime in any society which deems himself enlightened.Jack Kevorkian
What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt. That's not a smile.Jack Kevorkian
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
You've gotta know what death is to know life!Jack Kevorkian
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Jack Kevorkian was a famous American pathologist, who was born on May 26, 1928. As a person born on this date, Jack Kevorkian is listed in our database as the 12th most popular celebrity for the day (May 26) and the 12th most popular for the year (1928).
People born on May 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Jack Kevorkian is the 433rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Jack Kevorkian's birthday, Jack Kevorkian is the 2611th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
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