COMMENT:

We have just seen parliamentary democracy at its best, or as close to the best as I have ever seen it in New Zealand.

The second reading debate on David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill was a fine display of thoughtful, respectful yet intense disagreement between people who had taken the trouble to listen, learn, think and try to resolve one of the most difficult dilemmas of life and death.

Euthanasia is one of those subjects that easily attract superficial support. It is not until people have to think about all its implications and unintended consequences that it

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