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Assisted suicide decision "short-sighted"

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Gloria Taylor (CBC)
West Kelowna resident Gloria Taylor has been given the right to die.

On Friday, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in her favour, finding that the law banning assisted suicide is unconstitutional.

In her decsion, Justice Lynn Smith said the law discriminated against physically-disabled people who are unable to commit suicide as able-bodied people can.

Hal Spellicy is a member of the ALS community, his sister Anne has lived with ALS for 23 years.

As he tells Daybreak guest host Valerie McTavish, he feels this decision is short-sighted and will pave the way for the abuse of people with disabilities.
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