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