Kevorkian Speaks His Mind

The doctor was firm and combative. "There's no rational argument against this," said Dr. Kevorkian as he sat down with TIME's Midwest bureau chief Jon Hull. At the time, the Michigan legislature was rushing to make assisted suicide a crime punishable by four years in jail. But Kevorkian seemed unperturbed. Asked if he would defy the law, Kevorkian simply said, "I never speculate about the future. All I do is what's right for the patient." Ever since the passage of the law -- and even with last week's court overturn of the ban -- the self-styled obitiatrist has, for the most...

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