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BC Court of Apeal uphelds Gloria Taylor’s exemption to the right to die

The BC Court of Appeal has denied the Attorney General of Canada’s attempt to prevent Gloria Taylor from exercising her court-approved right to die. (see our earlier messages about Gloria Taylor and the BC Courts decision here).  Justice Jo-Ann Prowse ruled against the AG’s application.  She said that while there is “no doubt that Parliament is charged with the duty of promoting and protecting the public interest and that the assisted suicide provisions of the Code were designed to protect the public” allowing an exception for Ms Taylor would not result in “irreparable harm.”  She said that Gloria Taylor had “fought so courageously” to assert her right to end her life and that that she should not be required to “sacrifice her right to a concept of the ‘greater good.’”

 

Her decision can be accessed here.

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