Sunday, November 13, 2011

Canada: Important Assisted Suicide Case To Be Heard Tomorrow

A very important case regarding assisted suicide goes to the Canadian courts tomorrow.
Dying woman challenges Canada's assisted- suicide law 20 years after last attempt
It's been nearly 20 years since Canada's laws on assisted suicide have been challenged by a terminally ill person, and now a similar right-to-die case has thrust the issue back into the spotlight.
On Monday, lawyers for Gloria Taylor, 63, will be in B.C. Supreme Court to argue against laws that make it a criminal offence to help seriously ill people end their lives.
In August, the Farewell Foundation lost its court battle to have the laws changed because its plaintiffs were anonymous, but in a separate case, Judge Lynn Smith agreed to fast track a trial for Taylor, who wants a doctor-assisted suicide. more

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