National MP Maggie Barry is opposed to voluntary euthanasia.
Ms Barry said many advocates of euthanasia were unaware of the
world-class palliative care available in New Zealand's 35 hospices,
palliative care homes, and in hospitals.
I am not one of them. I am aware of the care available. But being knocked out on opiates and blown up from steroids is still something one should be free to choose to avoid. I've seen it and it didn't strike me as a peaceful exit.
Back to Maggie Barry's assertion. Grey Power members are amongst the strongest supporters of voluntary euthanasia. They more than most will have had the experience of watching a slow death. Claiming they may be ignorant of palliative care is patronising if not insulting.
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