Kelly was understandably thrilled with the election results. He stated:
I do not dispute the fact many people die badly. However, Compassion and Choices sales pitch—we have the right to die is nothing more than a meaningless slogan. Proponents of assisted suicide want to control not death but its methodology. They state repeatedly that we should control how and when we die. This is deceptively simple. Of course we should have such control! Not so fast. Why do people want to die? People die because they do not want to lose their dignity. People want to remain independent. People fear losing control of bodily functions. People fear medical bankruptcy. All these fears have solutions and in most cases the problem is less physiological and more social. With proper social supports people can retain their autonomy and dignity. With proper medication, people need not suffer from pain.