16 Jun '12, 2am

B.C. Supreme Court Legalizes Assisted Suicide | Care2 Causes

B.C. Supreme Court Legalizes Assisted Suicide | Care2 Causes

The 64-year-old British Columbia woman who challenged laws against doctor-assisted suicide has been granted her wish to die with dignity. With Lou Gehrig’s disease gradually eroding her health, Gloria Taylor became one of five plaintiffs to challenge the 20-year-old decision that made it a criminal offense for doctors to ease their patients’ deaths. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith struck down the prohibitions as unconstitutional. In her 395 page decision , she pointed out that suicide is not illegal in Canada. Therefore, criminalizing doctor-assisted suicide is a charter violation which denies full equality to disabled people. She also pointed out it could have the unintended effect of hastening death, pushing those with terminal illnesses to end their lives while they were still physically able to do so. In suspending the laws against physician-assisted suicide, Jus...

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