My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
None of them want to delay. Understand that. None of them.
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?
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.
All the big powers they’ve silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
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.
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.
I’m for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It’s her choice.
If you don’t have liberty and self-determination, you’ve got nothing, that’s what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you’re going to die when you’re suffering.
I’m not lying to myself like most people.