Court Grants Terminally Ill B.C. Woman Legal Right to Doctor-Assisted Suicide

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Court Grants Terminally Ill B.C. Woman Legal Right to Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Post by eva on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:26 pm

Court Grants Terminally Ill B.C. Woman Legal Right to Doctor-Assisted Suicide

VANCOUVER - A B.C. woman whose health is in dramatic decline is now eligible for a legal physician-assisted suicide after a B.C. Supreme Court judge struck down parts of Canada's law banning the practice.

But Gloria Taylor's plight is the exception in the pivotal ruling by Justice Lynn Smith, who has suspended her decision for a year to give Parliament a chance to change the laws and bring them in line with the Constitution.

Taylor, who has Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, joined the legal action last year saying she wanted the right to die with dignity and with the help of a doctor.

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