We probably thought there can be no more surprises from ‘Dr. Death.’ We certainly know his view of life is relative and arbitrary. But he said something shocking in the middle of an interview…
“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.”
Should we be surprised by any of this? From the man who has helped about 130 people kill themselves, defied authorities and rebuked lawmakers and even regular citizens who disagree with 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.
And there’s a startling lead for the next story on him.