I would not want to live with a tube in my neck and not be able to move a finger. I wouldn't - that to me is not life.
I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice.
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.
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
I think the Supreme Court does have the authority, which is not used, to declare a blanket right for all people, all adults.
I have a natural right to do whatever I want with my body... as long as it doesn't affect anybody else or any other property.
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.
First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
I always said all my life if I wasn't born and they gave me the question I'd say I don't want to be born.
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.
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.
Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing.
Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you're playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person's ill, he shouldn't go to a doctor because he's asking for interference with God's will. But of course, patients can't think that way.
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.
My religion centers in different areas than what's considered conventional religion.