Paul Russell is Executive Director of HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide and is Vice Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International. He blogs at www.noeuthanasia.blogspot.com.au.
The whole notion that euthanasia is about those who have serious or terminal illness is shown for the croc that it is...it is ultimately about everyone and anyone who wants to leave this world for whatever reason, anytime.
That one courageous man can stand up to this vicious behaviour and nepotistic cohort in a country where euthanasia has become a 'fundamental human right' and expose its raw underbelly is testament to the ‘power of the one’.
While the issue in New Zealand is not going away in the short term we can at least hold out hope that a well considered inquiry will conclude that euthanasia and assisted suicide are never safe and should not be made law.