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Doctor Who now cannot practice speaking out first about Swine Flu -- Massachusetts that would let authorities breaking into your home in quarantine.
Doctor Kevorkian telling me that the idea misses the bigger point.
Doesn't surprise me but it does sadden me -- you noted that argument hasn't backed away to the fundamental point.
That that's it's it's -- this country was founded on.
You have a natural right unnatural right not a man not a legislative right -- natural right.
You refuse to participate in -- thing that assaults your body or your conscience.
Einstein said a nicely.
Conscience supersedes the law of the state.
But what if it cuts in stocks are authorities is that they don't want a lot of people down.
And so recognizing that conscientious obligation -- government -- They're gonna quarantine the sick people in their homes rather than -- a lot more people getting sick.
All the way to do it would be to say.
Put something in your window that.
Then this whole thing we want to be quarantined.
The there are.
Using there are losing your own right.
Do except -- the government offers but if you don't want it then you'll put the thing in the window.
And everybody who does get vaccinated sold they're not gonna get the disease those who -- there are gonna die or get ill.
But I don't think it may happen because.
He that's -- this.
Flu when this virus.
-- not like it was been the old the old days and it's nothing like the black slave black played.
Than in other words we've got to -- prevalent.
But -- -- not much death yet.
Yet so this isn't very very very that is very very haven't been the -- the person is born with a choice.
If he wants to risk.
Disease and death it's his choice.
But he isn't going to hurt anybody else -- vaccinated.
I'm used many years'.
-- eight years in prison.
For helping terminally ill people die the prosecution of the time -- you really murdered them.
It's still a long time.
Are you angry.
I have no regrets.
Was due and I -- there was an experience for me.
-- -- most of did Mason most of the guard supported me.
Supported your right to tell people who -- they wanted to die die.
I don't tell people I wanna die I do what I do when a physician should do this footage for.
You do what is its hippocrates said it very plainly.
You do what is best for the patient period and the patient knows what's best for him in most cases.
They called you a murderer.
What did you think of well look if I did it with malice aforethought and -- without the permission.
Then if I would be a murder but they forgot the definition of murder when they -- criticize me because it's so negative and epithet.
That they win by fear they throw these things out for fear.
The same thing they're doing with his Swine Flu.
Let me ask you look at.
The doctor about whether you are out of the assisted suicide business unit said when you release from jail unused beginning -- -- I'm out of that business but aren't you a lot of folks say that if someone came in and they needed your help it they wanted to die.
That that did Jack Kevorkian would help would you.
I would help when they deserve it.
We don't do it on the win -- all we -- -- cases we had six or eight -- different consultations.
Over a period of time.
And and we made sure the patient was rational.
If we could get a psychiatrist.
Who checked the patient over -- video and refuse to adopt many physicians refuse to cooperate.
Which forced me to -- providers.
Many years saying that what one key aspect of this.
Health Care Reform they're looking at doctor Kevorkian -- these so called panels.
That would meet with the elderly and discuss.
Life and end of life -- it's our talent has called -- death panels.
What do you call.
While the death panel makes it sound so negative shared and it's all fair tactic.
There will be a panel but a panel of physicians not religious people not ethicists physicians.
Because -- position is the only one qualified to evaluate the medical condition of the patient and the only one qualified to decide if the patient's wish.
Many argue that these physicians and anyone older people below metallic lump.
You're you're gonna have to stand in the back of alliance for health care.
Because you're old and that is a desktop but what do you -- Ha -- they have no right to say that.
Does that that it depends a patient who -- is willing to wait to rehash the way what can they know.
But you don't say your walls so Bjorn and for that reason he's got to have a legitimate medical reason not just being old.
Sold -- people of their fears Doctor Who say well.
This scares the scares me I'm going before this panel of doctors doctor Kevorkian would say or whenever.
And then you're going to hear my thoughts on my end of life wishes.
And they're gonna decide whether they're granted essentially.
And that -- slots what do you tell.
Well first of all the panel of doctors not doctors who oppose it and think they're open to -- irrationality.
If if if a patient should -- -- with a Doctor Who is opposed to what he wants that he's not the wrong place.
Didn't -- their doctors got to have a completely open mind.
Because the patient is what counts not the doctors -- that's -- -- doctors don't consult with some people.
Feel you are you magic cap that doctors and doctor that you -- -- saying religion and god and Alyssa plays too much of a role in these decisions.
Are doing -- atheists what what arguments.
Called live here one call Clarence Darrow and it's just call Johannes Brahms and atheist -- really want.
All I know is I do not think the believe in mythology I do not accept mythology as a basis for my actions or -- for all.
And we are based on mythology.
So when Jack Kevorkian dies.
You're not going anywhere -- -- you're dead right.
You're going into the ground and you're gonna -- for a while they're gonna go into the ground.
So this obsession we have about death.
And -- we have about.
What do you think of.
This took control.
-- -- -- -- the British writer who in the senate nicely.
Christianity has made of death of terror which was unknown to the gay columnist of the pagan.
So it is it's a terrible thing you know the big enemy is death everybody talks that way when they talk religion.
It affects everybody they're going all experience it you -- god was cruel enough.
To make sure you it is something in the end of life that challenge together and I wanted.
So let me ask -- it is in this health care discussion -- you know doctor part of it is about.
Lengthening our lives and making those lives helped -- period.
And do you think Health Care Reform itself.
Is a good idea.
If among its goals is insuring more people.
And then making sure they live long.
Oh sure we'll watch it live on her own.
You don't have the rest -- it without suffering.
You forget that don't you.
-- their drugs are suffering and pain I don't do drugs for depression and when you were putting -- -- asleep or don't call it.
You were ignoring some of these other I know you're -- some of these other options for which there are options right.
Listen to every one -- help welcome death they were not -- fear of not one of -- -- -- -- -- -- -- my patients were Catholic.
When they looked at what you were -- -- I know you would have a number discussions that you only really considered one out of five or six people -- talk to you.
What was the decider for you and it's -- DS this person I'm gonna help.
Well first of all of their -- -- reasons for example of the patient would seem to be wavering.
On one case I remember very clearly.
That I had seen -- patient twice in his home with the family there in consultation.
And we decided that he hi guys I knew it was rational and -- really wanted to serve us.
So when I came there are all prepared to help him -- I -- back just one more time just -- a -- and got very close to him and I said.
Do you really want to go through with this initiative and he could barely speak but he was -- he made some -- no.
I packed up my things and left.
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