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Arguments against euthanasia

"Whose body is this?" With those four words Sue Rodriguez single-handedly catapulted the right-to-die debate onto the public stage. After being diagnosed with the terminal disease ALS in 1991, Rodriguez took her fight all the way to the highest court in the land. She failed to get euthanasia and assisted suicide legalized in Canada. But Rodriguez's battle and her death in 1994 forced a crucial debate on this controversial topic.

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Canadians speak out against euthanasia in the wake of Sue Rodriguez's death.
Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Feb. 16, 1994
Guest(s):
Host: Maureen Taylor
Duration: 3:27

Last updated: November 23, 2012

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