Jack Kevorkian Quotes

This could never be a crime in any society which deems itself enlightened.

In some nations like Holland medically assisted suicide us not only legal but is considered a moral course of action. In other nations it is illegal, but most individual physicians will assist a dying patient in terrible pain by increasing the dosage of pain killers which relives pain but also speeds death. In the US the individual states have different laws and rules. What can be a humanitarian action in one state, can be a felony in another. That is what happened to Kervorkian who served a long prison sentence for doing what the family and deceased begged him to do and would be legal and moral in another state.
Jack Kevorkian
Jack Kevorkian
  • Born: May 26, 1928
  • Died: June 3, 2011
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Pathologist

Jack Kevorkian was an American pathologist and euthanasia proponent. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He was often portrayed in the media with the name of "Dr. Death". There was support for his cause, and he helped set the platform for reform. He said, "Dying is not a crime".