It must surely be amongst the very last things that a society would want to have to someone like Nitschke telling suicidal people that their desire for death is 'rational'.
"These are public policy decisions that end up sacrificing the lives of old, ill and disabled people."
If this fear of being a burden is strong enough to sell insurance plans isn't it also likely that it may subtly create its own spiral of fear in our elders?
Latest Report from Holland.
Not good enough Mr. Andrews!
Ultimately this may boil down to a situation where a doctor may have to justify why he or she did not want to see their patient made dead - precisely the reverse of the standards supposedly applied in these laws.
Canadian surgeons harvesting organs from euthanised patients