Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The controversy of life and death

It's a controversial elephant in the room, but it is deserving of thought and conversation.

The topic of assisted suicide comes up in life, the media, and now government - again.

Elayne Shapray has had MS for 30 years, and, as it often does, has progressed to the point of severe disability.  This incredible woman has been a champion of MS research and advocacy for many years.  Usually also being the top fundraiser at the Vancouver MS walk each year.  Now she has chosen to fight this difficult legal battle - for all people suffering from debilitating diseases. 

As you can see in the video, this issue is not new in Canada, or B.C., yet when it touches home like this, it makes you think differently.

Until you are faced with these life situations yourself, it's a non-issue.

The right to defend your body.  Your life.  Who gets to make that decision?

See the latest CBC coverage here.

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