Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My life, my body, my choice, says grandmother

Euthanasia issue coming before the courts again?

A B.C. woman suffering from ALS, a condition which her doctors say will eventually kill her, is vowing to fight for the rights of Canadians afflicted with a terminal illness to determine when and how they will die.

Gloria Taylor
Gloria Taylor from Kelowna has joined a lawsuit filed by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association to overturn Canadian laws that make it illegal to counsel, aid, or abet anyone to commit suicide.

"I don't want anyone prosecuted for anything after my death for something all Canadians should have the right to determine for themselves," Taylor told a Vancouver radio host on June 29.

Watch for Euthanasia Prevention Coalition director Alex Schadenberg to comment soon.

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