Opposing sides of the euthanasia debate

By September 23, 2015 Recent News

Stuff co.nz 20 September 2015
It was not the first time Huhana Hickey had tried to kill herself. She had woken from multiple comas , disappointed she was still breathing.
But this time, the thought was only a fleeting one.
Hickey stared groggily around to see her 9-year-old son standing at the end of the bed. He was scared.
“It was the last time I woke up and saw my son and finally it dawned on me. I wasn’t just hurting myself.
“I made him a promise and I kept that promise.”
Despite a chronic illness and a lifetime of reasons she could give for the opposing argument, Hickey is now a staunch anti-euthanasia campaigner.
For her, a deteriorating quality of life has only led to a desire to see more of it.
But it was not always this way.