Here’s a news story to abide by forum rules:
A terminally-ill woman has the right to have a doctor-assisted suicide following a landmark ruling Friday by a B.C. Supreme Court judge who found current right-to-die laws are discriminatory and unconstitutional.
Justice Lynn Smith granted Gloria Taylor, who has late-stage ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a constitutional exemption to proceed with physician-assisted suicide.
The ruling does not immediately open the door for assisted suicide for anyone who wants one. Smith placed a 12-month suspension on her ruling to give Parliament time to write new legislation, or for the anticipated appeals that will be brought forward by the provincial and federal governments that argued against changing the current laws.
Go figure that BC would first find that it’s constitutional to outlaw polygamy, then strike down a ban on assisted suicide (which is really just a euphemism for “consented murder”).
I can’t wait to hear the NDP’s response to that. I’m imagining something hilarious, along the lines of “How dare the Conservatives tell us that we can’t kill ourselves when we want to”.