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 think the Supreme Court does have the authority, which is not used, to declare a blanket right for all people, all adults.
I'm trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.
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.
The Jews were gassed. Armenians were killed in every conceivable way... So the Holocaust doesn't interest me, see? They've had a lot of publicity, but they didn't suffer as much.
My religion centers in different areas than what's considered conventional religion.
I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
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.
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.
Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing.
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.
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.
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.
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
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?
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.
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.