A lot of people are cheering the law enacted recently, which permits terminally ill people access to experimental drugs not yet approved by the FDA.
In its advocacy memes, the assisted-suicide movement often lies, prevaricates, spins, word engineers, and obfuscates.
This was about raw power. If Alfie had escaped the diktat, there would soon be others demanding their freedom too.
When you look at the studies of why people decide to commit assisted suicide or be euthanized, a consistent pattern emerges.