Monday, November 14, 2011

Canada Assisted Suicide Case Heard In British Columbia Court

Here's the latest on the Canadian assisted sucide case that was put before the BC supreme court this morning.
Assisted suicide challenge begins B.C. court
Lawyers representing a 63-year-old B.C. woman with a fatal neurodegenerative disease wants the B.C. Supreme Court to grant her the right to a doctor-assisted suicide.
Gloria Taylor, a West Kelowna woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease, says she wants her doctor to be able to help her end her life before she becomes incapacitated.
Taylor is one of five plaintiffs in the case, which was fast tracked in August because of her illness. She was not in court on Monday morning in Vancouver for the start of the hearing, but her case is being presented by Joseph Arvay of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. more

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