I hear ya and I'm sad for the man. Waking nightmare is right! However my though is; how should this work in an ideal world? You go to your doctor say you want to die, and he sets up an appointment? Or does he just pull out the shot right then and there? Do you have to go through counseling sessions first to make sure you really really mean it? Is there someone that has to be present to make sure everything is on the up and up and that doctor doesn't become the next profession of deranged serial killers. Can you do this only for certain physical ailments or are mental and emotional reasons valid too. Do you even have to have a reason at all? What happens when your right to die infringes on the happiness and rights of others, or creates a danger of some sort?
Its not a simple issue. Its hard to even talk
about given the sensitive nature of it.
Furthermore I don't think this is a matter of the government snapping their fingers and just saying ok! Or a matter of them holding out just to be cruel. If anything it would be in their best interest to have these people put down so they aren't soaking up tax money for their health care, and they can spend it all on a nice new missile.
Its an issue that has been under heavy scrutiny for a long time and once its implemented its implemented. It will not be easy to go back and make lots of amendments to this and that when problems begin to arise. Think of what a mess our laws are now on much simpler "nice and neat" matters. Thinking of what lawyers could do with stuff like this alone is enough to send a chill up my spine quite frankly.
I understand the emotional reaction, but its important to separate ourselves from that when making new laws. Can't afford to be reactive here.