While some people might find this concept difficult to comprehend, from David’s point of view it was rather straight- forward. As he explained it, his quality of life at 104-years of age was deteriorating such that death had become the preferable option.
He spoke openly to the media about how he regretted that he could not get the same assistance to die back home in Australia. He questioned the cruelty of having to fly half way around the world to get a peaceful death. He called on politicians to pass new laws.