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In Canada a mother asks for medical assistance in dying for minors

A mother in Canada is asking that medical assistance in dying be made available to minors. Karie-Lyn Pelletier wants her son, who suffers from a rare and serious disease, to be able to obtain this privilege.

The 4-year-old boy Abel has an incurable genetic disease: Mednik syndrome. Abel is severely disabled. He is deaf, lives with a severe intellectual disability and has daily intestinal problems. The young boy has already come close to death several times. “There is no possibility that my son will recover from his illness. No possibility that his quality of life will increase” explains the mother.

With her question, she gained the attention of local politicians. At her home, she received Bernard Généreux: Member of Parliament for Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup. Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu was also present.

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